Cherry Power Bars

Recipe by ReeLani
READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 32 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Put butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes, or until well mixed.
  • Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and beat on low speed until crumbly.
  • Spread 2/3 of the oat mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  • Press down to make a firm layer.
  • Put cherry pie filling in an electric blender or food processor and purée until smooth.
  • Pour cherry purée into a medium saucepan.
  • Combine granulated sugar and cornstarch and stir into cherry purée.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until mixture is thick and bubbly.
  • Stir in almond extract.
  • Pour cherry mixture over oat layer and spread evenly.
  • Top with remaining oat mixture.
  • Bake 30- 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool and cut into bars.
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