Almond cherry bars are by far a easy favorite dessert in our home. They are easy, even from scratch. My sister-in-law gave me this recipe a number of years ago, and I have made them many times since. I even did a variation with blueberry pie filling and apple filling instead of cherry pie filling. Perfect every time. I hope you enjoy this recipe, & happy baking!
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling
Cream together sugar and butter, add vanilla and eggs. Combine flour and baking powder and add to creamed butter mixture. Spread 2/3 mixture into a greased and floured cake pan, large cookie sheet, or jelly roll pan. Spread filling on top. Drop by teaspoonsfuls the last 1/3 of dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, until golden brown and done in the middle. Let cool slightly and top with glaze.
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons of milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Mix together and drizzle over cooled cherry bars.