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Chewy Cherry Bars

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Serves 12 bars | Prep Time | Cook Time

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Ingredients You'll Need

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.

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