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buffet, these cherry bars are sure to delight.


buffet, these cherry bars are sure to delight.


Celebrate the holiday season with these irresistible cherry Christmas bars, a dessert that will add festive cheer and warmth to any gathering. With their rich cherry pie filling sandwiched between a buttery crust and crumbly topping, these bars are a cheerful ode to the spirit of the season. Their bright red hue, a symbol of joy and abundance, makes them a visually stunning addition to your holiday table. Whether you enjoy them around a cozy fire, at a lively gift exchange, or as part of a festive


1 cup softened butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 can (21 ounces) cherry cake filling
For the optional vanilla frosting:

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
InstructionsHomeI love making a tray of these Christmas bars!Everyone was thrilled with the result!
I love making a tray out of these Christmas bars! Everyone was thrilled with the result!Preheat and Prepare: Start by preheating the oven to 350°F (175°C) and greasing a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.


Frothing process: In a large bowl, stir together the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Add eggs and vanilla: Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition, then add the vanilla extract.

Dry ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.

Mix the mixtures: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the cream mixture and mix well.Layers: Spread 3 cups batter evenly into the prepared baking pan. Carefully place the cherry pie filling on this base. Form small balls from the remaining dough and place them on the cherry layer.

Bake: Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top turns a nice golden brown.


Cooling: Allow bars to cool completely on a rack before continuing with glazing.Vanilla Frosting (optional):

Prepare the frosting: Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a small bowl until smooth.

Final touch: Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cherry bars. Allow the glaze to set before serving.

Serving suggestions:

Serve these cherry holiday bars as a stand-alone treat, dusted with powdered sugar, or alongside vanilla ice cream for a decadent touch. Enhance the holiday experience by combining them with hot chocolate, mulled wine or milk.For added luxury, you can add a drizzle of dark chocolate on top before adding the frosting.


Have fun making and sharing these delicious Christmas Cherry Bars, a dessert that captures the essence of the holiday season and makes your celebrations even more unforgettable.

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