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Cherry Crumb Bars

Submitted by: | Source: Southern Cooking

2010-05-25 Other
5 3

a tasty cherry, oats and nut bar.....

  • Servings: 8 - 10 depending on the size of the bars...
  • Prep Time: 10 mins.
  • Cook Time: 40 mins.
  • Total Time: 50 mins.

Ingredients:

1 pkg White (or Yellow) Cake Mix
1¼ cups Rolled Quick Oats, divided
½ cup (8 Tablespoons) Margarine or Butter, room temperature, divided
1 Egg
1 (21 Oz.) Can Cherry Pie Filling or Two Cans of Pitted Sweet or Dark Cherries In Juice, thickened (see below*
¼ cup Brown Sugar
½ cup Chopped Pecans

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°.

Grease and flour a 13x9-inch pan.

Combine cake mix, 6 tablespoons butter and 1 cup rolled oats. Reserve 1 cup of this for crumb topping.

To remaining mixture, add egg; mix well. Press into pan. Pour cherry filling over crust; spread to cover.

In large bowl add remaining 1 cup crumb mixture, 1/4 cup oats, 2 tablespoons butter, nuts, and brown sugar. Mix well. Sprinkle over cherries.

Bake 30-40 minutes.

**If using canned (15 oz each) cherries in juice, pour into a 2-quart saucepan. Combine 3 tablespoons cornstarch with a little of the juice and stir to dissolve; stir into cherry mixture. Add 1 to 4 tablespoons of sugar, or to taste. Turn heat to medium-high and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened. If needed, thicken more with a little more cornstarch dissolved in a small amount of cold water.