Cherry De-Lite Crumb Bars

These crumb bars are the perfect treat without feeling guilty. Store them in your refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze them for the snack that keeps giving for up to 3 months.
December 15, 2016

Preparation

For the bars:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray; set pan aside.

Place cookie mix in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove 1 cup of the mixture for topping. Stir egg, vanilla, and almond extract into the remaining crumb mixture until combined. Press mixture evenly onto the bottom of the prepared baking pan.

In a medium bowl stir together cherries and sugar; spoon evenly over mixture in pan. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture.

Bake about 45 minutes or until topping is golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Drizzle with Powdered Sugar Icing. Let stand until icing is set. Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut bars out of pan. Cut into bars.

For the Powedered Sugar Icing:

In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to make a drizzling consistency.

Storage:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Provided by Country Ovens, Forestville

Ingredients

Bars
  • 1 17-1/2 oz. package oatmeal cookie mix
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 16-ounce package frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Icing
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons milk
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