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Cherry Cobbler Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

Craving an oven-fresh fruit cobbler? This cheery twist on the classic treat is old-fashioned comfort food at its finest. The cherries peeking out of the topping make it a pretty addition to a holiday spread. Feel free to use any flavor pie filling to suit your taste. —Mary Boge, Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
Cherry Cobbler Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture.
  2. Spread 3 cups batter into an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Spread pie filling over batter. Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over top.
  3. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Combine confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla; stir until smooth. Drizzle over bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 231 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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