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Cherry Crumb Bars

Makes: 16 servings Yield: 16 bars
Prep 20 mins Bake 350° 45 mins
Cherry-Crumb Bars
Ingredients
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 17 1/2 ounce package  oatmeal cookie mix
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 1  egg, lightly beaten
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1/2  teaspoon  almond extract
  • 1 16  ounce package  frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries, thawed and drained
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 1  recipe Powdered Sugar Icing
Directions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

From the Test KitchenTo Store:
  • 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.
Powdered Sugar Icing
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  powdered sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1 - 2  teaspoons  milk
Directions

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

Nutrition Facts (Cherry-Crumb Bars)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 240,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 27,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 31,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 9,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 437,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 20,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 202,
  • Potassium (mg) 99,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Nutrition Facts (Powdered Sugar Icing)
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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