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Cherry Crumb Bars

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Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 pkg. white (or yellow) cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups rolled quick oats, divided
  • 1/2 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*)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


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. Southernfood.About.com

*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.

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 4 out of 5
Add Chocolate for extra decadance, Member Arynl

I pounded two hershey bars into crumbs then spread over the cherries before the crumb topping... mmmm. Also added a few more oats to bottom because, well I like the oat-y part!Super easy and fun with a 8 and 10 year old- they needed next to no supervision.

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