Gooey Cherry Bars

Gooey Cherry Bars


"Cherry and nut layer bars which are very festive for all December holidays."


1 h servings 156 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 53 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, white sugar and 3/4 cup butter until crumbly. Press into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes, until light brown.
  4. In a food processor, combine eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and baking powder and process until smooth. Pour in cherries and walnuts and pulse until just chopped and incorporated, but not pulverized. Pour over crust.
  5. Bake 25 minutes, until center is set.
  6. To frost, cream together confectioners' sugar with 2 tablespoons butter and 4 tablespoons cherry juice until fluffy. Frost cooled dessert and cut into bars.
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  1. 35 Ratings


These turned out great but i do agree that once i first iced them, they were kind of "blah" looking. I had some mini gingerbread men and christmas tree sprinkles and with this addition, they loo...

Sweet, buttery and rich, rich, RICH! So sweet my husband said it made his teeth "tingle".The shortbread base seemed overdone, I would suggest not waiting for your crust to get to the light brown...

Mmmm... I saw this recipe & just had to try it... I'm glad I did. Maybe these weren't the prettiest cookie on my Christmas plates, but they were one of the tastiest! They are time-consuming wi...

Kids of ALL ages love this recipe! My Sister inlaw has been making this recipe for over 18 years that I know of, dont know where she origionally found it, but it is a delicious favo...

My husband really, really likes these. The "crust" can be a little dry if you aren't careful. Also instead of spreading the frosting I drizzled it in zigzags or other designs and they actually...

I made these this year as part of my Christmas cookies. They were very easy to make, and yieled quite a few cookies. One tip I have is to make sure not to process the cherry mixture in the food ...

these bars were delicious! totally recomend them if you like the buttery taste of shortbread! they only lasted a minute - everyone ate them up so quickly! they aren't the most beautiful bars,...

I got compliments on these. I took the advice of another reviewer and drizzled the icing over the bars to make it less sweet.

I completely agree that these taste GREAT... But I also think they aren't very pretty. I made these for Husband to take into work but I changed my mind after seeing the neon pink frosting! I'm n...