Cherry Bars Recipe | Dessert Bars

Make these amazing cherry bars for a dessert treat everyone will love! These delicious dessert bars are easy to make and taste absolutely heavenly. Make a batch for your family and be prepared to make even more, as this is one of the best dessert recipes anywhere! Follow the written or video instructions below to make these awesome cherry pie bars for your friends and family.

Cherry Bars Recipe

Kristi poses with cherry bar ingredients.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 C. butter, softened
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 3 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
  • 1 C. powdered sugar
  • 2 T. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup softened butter and 2 cups sugar until fluffy. Add 4 large eggs one at a time, beating after you add each egg. Add and beat 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Gradually add 3 cups flour and 1 teaspoon of salt.

Kristi uses a mixer to prepare cherry bars.

Spread ¾’s of the dough into a greased baking pan.

Kristi uses the Rada Mixing Spatula to spread batter across the Rada Rectangular Baker.

Spread dough with a can of cherry pie filling.

Kristi spreads cherries across batter with the Rada Mixing Spatula.

Add remaining dough to top of cherry filling in teaspoonful’s. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Allow bars to cool completely on a wire rack.

Kristi adds batter to cherries.

To make the glaze, combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons milk.

Kristi uses the Rada Ice Cream Scoop to mix icing.

Drizzle the glaze over the bars.

Kristi uses the Rada Ice Cream Scoop to ladle icing on cherry bars.

Serve and enjoy these easy cherry squares!

Kristi poses with completed cherry bars.

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Cherry Bars Video Recipe


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Hi, Kristi in the Rada Cutlery Kitchen, and today I want to show you a recipe for heavenly cherry bars.

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup softened butter and 2 cups sugar until fluffy. Add 4 large eggs one at a time, beating after you add each egg. Add and beat 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Gradually add 3 cups flour and 1 teaspoon of salt.

Spread three fourths of the dough into a greased baking pan. Spread with a can of cherry pie filling. Drop remaining dough by teaspoonful’s into the filling. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

To make the glaze, combine 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Drizzle the glaze over the bars.

And there you have delicious cherry pie crumble bars! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and visit our website at!

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