These delightful cherry bars feature a buttery crust, a sweet and tangy cherry filling, and a crumbly topping. Perfect for dessert or a sweet snack!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. Prepare the Batter:
    • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
    • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • Gradually blend the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
  3. Layering:
    • Spread 2/3 of the batter into the prepared baking dish, creating an even layer.
    • Spoon the cherry pie filling over the batter, spreading it out evenly.
  4. Topping:
    • Drop the remaining batter by spoonfuls over the cherry filling.
  5. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the topping comes out clean.
    • Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares.
  6. Serve:
    • Cut into bars and enjoy!

These cherry bars are a wonderful treat for any occasion, combining the rich flavors of a buttery crust with the delightful taste of cherry filling.

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