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Chewy Cherry Bars

Prep Time:15 min
Cook Time:40 min
Yield:16 Bars

INGREDIENTS:

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup rolled oats, quick or old fashioned
  • 1/2 cup Smucker's® Cherry Preserves

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.

  2. 2.
    BEAT butter and brown sugar in medium bowl until smooth and fluffy. Beat in extract. Mix in flour, baking powder and oats until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1/2-cup for topping. Pat remaining crumbs into bottom of prepared pan.

  3. 3.
    SPOON preserves evenly over crumb crust in pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumb topping.

  4. 4.
    BAKE 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

Serving Size (1 bar of 16), Calories 180 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 75mg, Total Carbohydrate 30g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 19g), Protein 2g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Chewy Cherry Bars 4.3 5 4 4
Terrific For Any Occasion Easy to make. Flavorable and moist. Gets repeat eaters. What more can I say?? March 31, 2013
quick and easy this was an easy recipe to make. went together easily. March 25, 2013
Good Dessert These chewy cherry bars are really good. I like the addition of the oats. February 22, 2013
Good combination of flavor and texture Not an expert baker, so it took me a while to get the hang of spreading the preserves over the first layer, but it was worth it! January 28, 2013
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