For the Bars:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
5 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cans (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
For the Glaze:
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
3 tablespoons milk
How To Make Cherry Bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a jelly roll pan (12×17) with
aluminum foil. Spray with
nonstick spray. Set aside.In the
bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar, about 1-2 minutes. Add salt, eggs, and
vanilla and almond flavorings and continue stirring until fully incorporated.
Add flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.
Reserve 1 3/4 cup of dough.
Spread/Press remaining dough into the prepared baking pan.
Top with cherry pie filling. Drop remaining batter in small pieces over the cherry filling.Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool
completely. Once cooled prepare the glaze. Whisk together
confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth and drizzle over the bars. Cut into 35 squares and seserv