Chewy Cherry Bars
1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup Cherry Preserves
Heat oven to 350 F.
Beat butter and sugar in medium bowl until
fluffy; beat in extract.
Mix in flour, baking powder, and oats until
Reserve 1/4-cup mixture; pat remaining mixture in bottom of greased eight-inch square baking pan.
Dot preserves over crumb crust in pan; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake until brown, 30 to 40 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.
Cut into bars.