Cherry Streusel Bars

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Cherry Streusel Bars – A sugar cookie crust with a layer of cherries and topped with a delicious streusel topping.  All I can say is YUM!

Cherry Streusel Bars

I love any recipe that calls for cherries!

These cherry streusel bars are delicious and so easy to make!!  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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Cherry Streusel Bars

Ingredients

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  • 1 package of sugar cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup of butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of 8 inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, combine cookie mix, butter, flour, almond extract, and egg.
  3. Press half of dough into bottom of pan. Cook for 15 minutes
  4. While the base is cooking, add oats, brown sugar, and walnuts to remaining dough.
  5. Remove base from oven and spread with pie filling. Crumble remaining dough over the pie filling.
  6. Cook for an additional 20-25 minutes or until crumbs are light golden brown. Let cool and cut into bars.

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I’m not really a baker so the fact that these cherry bars turned out and taste great shows that anyone can make them.

They can be made with any type of pie filling.  I think I’m going to try apple next time.  What is your favorite pie filling flavor?

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