Desserts

Cherry Crumble Bars

READY IN: 35minsYIELD: 16 Bars

INGREDIENTS

  • 8tablespoonsunsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 12 cupgranulated sugar
  • 12 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1teaspoonalmond extract
  • 14 teaspoonpure vanilla extract
  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 1cupold fashioned oats
  • 12 teaspoonsalt
  • 12 teaspoonground cinnamon
  • 1cup of good quality cherry preserves (or Your Favorite Flavor of Preserves- i.e. Strawberry, Blackberry, etc.)
  • NUTRITION INFO

    Serving Size: 1 (53) g

    Servings Per Recipe:16

    Calories: 205.6

    Calories from Fat 55 g 27 %

    Total Fat 6.2 g 9 %

    Saturated Fat 3.7 g 18 %

    Cholesterol 15.3 mg 5 %

    Sodium 82.3 mg 3 %

    Total Carbohydrate36.3 g 12 %

    Dietary Fiber 1 g 3 %

    Sugars 22.7 g 90 %

    Protein 1.6 g 3 %

    DIRECTIONS

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper, leaving extra for overhang; set aside.
  • 2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add both extracts and mix again until combined. Add the flour, oats, salt, and cinnamon; mix on low speed until combined. The mixture should be loose and somewhat crumbly.
  • 3. Press 2/3 of the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan. With a knife or off-set spatula, spread the preserves on top. Scatter the remaining crumb mixture over the top. Bake until the preserves are bubbly and the crust is golden brown, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  • 4. Let cool in the pan. Remove the bars from the pan by grasping the edges of the parchment paper, and lay on a cutting board. Cut into 16 squares.
  • Bars can be wrapped individually in plastic wrap or packed into an airtight container. They will stay fresh for 7 days. Or you can freeze for up to 3 months.
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