Cherry Bars Recipe

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Brayden Rhodes Modified: March 22, 2022
Cherry Bars Recipe

How To Make Cherry Bars

These cherry bars have cherry pie filling on top of soft cookie dough. Glazed with sweet vanilla cream, this dessert is a serious crowd-pleaser.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



For Bars:

  • 1cupbuttersoftened
  • 2cupssugar
  • 1tspsalt
  • 4eggs
  • 3cupsall purpose flour
  • ¾tspvanilla extract
  • ¾tspalmond extract
  • 2canscherry pie filling
  • cooking spray

For Glaze:

  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • ¼tspvanilla extract
  • ¼tspalmond extract
  • 2tbspmilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 10-inch x 15-inch jelly roll pan with cooking spray.

  2. Place the butter, sugar and salt in the bowl of a mixer. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes or until fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

  4. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.

  5. Spread ⅔ of the dough evenly over the bottom of the pan.

  6. Spread the pie filling over the dough.

  7. Place teaspoon sized dollops of dough all over the surface of the pie filling.

  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in the pan.


  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, extracts and milk. Add more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, if making a thinner glaze.

  2. Drizzle the glaze over the bars. Let the glaze harden, then cut into squares and serve.


  • Calories: 288.71kcal
  • Fat: 9.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.85g
  • Fiber: 0.72g
  • Sugar: 21.71g
  • Protein: 2.82g
  • Cholesterol: 47.12mg
  • Sodium: 118.98mg
  • Calcium: 15.78mg
  • Potassium: 83.30mg
  • Iron: 0.98mg
  • Vitamin A: 81.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.78mg
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