Cherry Filled Oatmeal Squares

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a great recipe. Very, very easy to prepare--even faster to eat!


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In large bowl, mix sugar, walnuts, oats, butter and flour.
  3. Use fingers until crumbs form; reserve 1 1/2 cups.
  4. Press remaining crumbs in bottom of 9-inch square baking dish.
  5. Combine cinnamon in cherry filling; spread over crust.
  6. Sprinkle remaining crumbs over; press gently.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Cool on rack; cut into squares.


Most Helpful

Yummy!!! I got around to baking today after a grand 1 week holiday. The house smelt like a bakery in heaven while these were baking! I just had a bite of this, yum!! Its just finished baking, so, they are still hot, but the cherry pie filling just melts in the mouth if these are served hot. I can't help but call these as "bridal squares" for their colour. A definite keeper recipe. Oh my, almost forgot to mention that I used 1 1/2 tsps. of cinnamon and secondly, I substituted the butter with margarine. Thank U for sharing this recipe. It goes into my book NOW! :)

Charishma_Ramchandani September 09, 2002

I double-checked the recipe to make sure I followed instructions, and I did exactly, with the only exception being that I used quick oats rather than old-fashioned (didn't have any). I was surprised at the bland flavor. I think salted butter would have helped, as well as a little more sugar. I used a pint of pie filling; it was loaded with cherries, not labeled as "light" yet not that sweet. The bars were very crumbly, and my guests didn't take seconds. I agree that these are good for breakfast, as they are healthier than the average cookie, and not too sweet, but not for dessert, unless some modifications are made. Of course, it's not a bad idea to ease up on the sugar now and then...

annlouise March 28, 2005

This turned out very good although I only had a 14 oz can of pie cherries. I boiled the juice with cornstarch & sugar til thickened. I also added a little vanilla to the crust mixture. I will be making this to take to work & for my grandkids. Thanks for the recipe!

Bruce in Paradise, Ca. March 10, 2005

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