Fruit Cocktail Bars

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This recipe is a family favorite, very moist and lots of fruit in it. The recipe came out of the Marquette Mining Journal newspaper in Michigan.

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  • add   1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • add   1/2 teaspoon salt
  • add   1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • add   3/4 cup sugar
  • add   2 1/2 cups flour
  • add   1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • add   1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • add   1 1/2 cups sugar
  • add   2 eggs
  • add   1/2 cup oleo
  • add   1 teaspoon vanilla
  • add   1 (16 ounce) can fruit cocktail (undrained)


  1. Bars:.
  2. Beat eggs and sugar. Add the rest of ingredients and mix well.
  3. Spread in greased,13x9 pan.
  4. Sprinkle batter with the walnuts and 1 1/2 cup coconut.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  6. Glaze:.
  7. Mix all the glaze ingredients together in a small saucepan, boil 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and pour over the still warm bars.