Orange Gumdrop Chews (1963)

3 eggs
1 T. water
2 C. brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 gumdrop orange slices (cut up)
1 (3 1/2 oz.) can or 1 1/4 C. flaked coconut
2 C. sifted flour
1/2 C. broken pecans (optional)

Beat eggs with water until foamy. Gradually add sugar and salt, beating until light and fluffy. Thoroughly mix candy, coconut, nutmeats and flour and stir into egg mixture. Spread in greased
15 1/2 x 10 1/2″ jelly roll pan. Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) for 18-20 minutes or until done. Cool. Cut into bars or squares. Makes approximately 4 dozen bars.

Grandma’s Brownies (1968)

This is my grandma Ella’s home-made brownie recipe.

1/2 C. butter or salad oil
1 C. sugar
Pinch of salt
4 eggs, beaten well
1 lb. can Hersey Chocolate Syrup
1 C. flour
1/2 C. nuts

Bake on cookie sheet 10×15 inches for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Icing for Brownies

6 T. butter
6 T. milk
1 1/2 C. sugar
Boil 2 minutes. Remove from stove and add 3/4 C. chocolate chips. Beat and spread on brownies.

From the kitchen of Ella Meyer

Cherry Nut Bars (1963)

2 eggs, slightly beaten
4 T. cherry juice (Maraschino)
1 pkg. white cake mix
1/2 C. Maraschino cherries, chopped
1/2 C. nuts

Combine first 3 ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Beat until well blended.  Stir in cherries and nuts.  Spread in greased pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Loosen from side of pan.  Frost with powdered sugar frosting.