These are just good, old-fashioned Classic Cherry Bars with a hint of almond flavor and bright cherries in every bite!
I really love these bars. In fact, I crave them and have to make them a few times a year.
They are the perfect ‘go-to’ when you need to bring a dessert for a large gathering or family dinner.
This recipe is a keeper!
I can’t believe it is the end of February already and tonight is Oscar night 2017!
I really like the red carpet Opening Ceremony shows: getting to see what all the stars wear and hearing the interviews.
And then of course, there are the Oscar bloopers, goofs and mistakes.
Remember when Aiden Brody kissed Halle Berry, and Jennifer Lawrence fell on her way up to the stage?
That would totally be me. There is a reason why I chose to wear ballet flats for my wedding 🙂
There have been years when Cody and I made an effort to see all the Best Movie nominations before the Oscars, but we didn’t get that accomplished this year.
I’m telling ya – it has just been too crazy busy around here. We are going to have to catch up and watch the winners after-the-fact.
So, I’m sitting here typing and watching the Oscars. Just like you all probably are.
Except, I’ve got these amazing Classic Cherry Bars!
I think what makes these bars so good is the hint of almond in the cake. Is there anything that goes better with cherries than almonds!?
These Classic Cherry Bars really couldn’t be easier. Just make a rich, thick cake batter and spread 3/4 of it in a jelly roll pan.
Top the batter with a can of cherry pie filling.
Then, drop globs of batter on top of the cherry pie filling and swirl it around a bit.
Bake and give them a generous drizzle of powdered sugar glaze while still warm. Yum!
Happy Oscar night, friends! I hope we are in for some great entertainment!!
- 1 cup butter, unsalted
- 1¾ cup granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp almond flavoring
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- Powdered Sugar Glaze
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 11x17 jelly roll pan.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
- Add eggs, one at a time, vanilla and almond flavoring.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture and stir until well incorporated.
- Add the milk.
- Reserve 1 cup of the batter and spread the rest evenly in the prepared pan.
- Spread 1 can of cherry pie filling over the batter to within 1 inch of the sides of the pan.
- Drop the reserved batter by spoonfuls over the pie filling and swirl.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- While warm, drizzle generously with the powdered sugar glaze.