Cherry Dream Bars


For the Bars:

  1. ½ cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. ½ teaspoon salt
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  7. ½ teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
For the Glaze:
  1. ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  2. 1 ½ tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-x-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar, about 1-2 minutes. Add salt, eggs, and vanilla and continue stirring until fully incorporated. Add flour and baking powder and mix until just combined. Reserve ½ cup of dough. Press remaining dough into the prepared baking pan. Top with cherry pie filling. Drop remaining batter (1/2 cup) in small pieces over the cherry filling.
  3. Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled prepare the glaze. Whisk together confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth and drizzle over the bars. Cut into 12 squares and serve.