Delicious Cherry Bars Recipe

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🍒✨ Delicious Cherry Bars Recipe ✨🍒
Sweet and tangy cherry bars perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients:

For the Bars:

1 ½ cups butter, softened
3 cups granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoon salt
5 large eggs
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ teaspoon almond extract
5 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
2 cans (21 oz) cherry pie filling
For the Glaze:

1 cup confectioner’s sugar
3 tablespoons milk


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12×17-inch jelly roll pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
In a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar for 1-2 minutes. Add salt, eggs, vanilla, and almond extracts, and mix until fully incorporated.
Add flour and baking powder, and mix until just combined. Reserve 1 ¾ cups of the dough.
Spread the remaining dough into the prepared baking pan. Top with cherry pie filling.
Drop small pieces of the reserved dough over the cherry filling.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Kcal: Approximately 280 per bar

Tips:

Ensure butter is softened for easy mixing.
Use almond extract for a richer flavor.
Let the bars cool completely before glazing for best results.
Store in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
Key Takeaway: These cherry bars are a delightful combination of sweet and tart flavors, easy to make, and perfect for sharing. Enjoy baking and indulging in these delicious treats!

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