Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Bars - easy and delicious dessert recipe (2024)

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These Cherry Cream Cheese Bars are the perfect dessert for any occasion or celebration. With three different layers of deliciousness, everyone is going to love these tasty bars.

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Cherry Cream Cheese Bars:

I’m a big fan of dessert bar recipes like these Cherry Cream Cheese Bars. Why?

Well, typically recipes like these are really simple to make and tend to feed crowd. That’s certainly the case with this recipe as well!

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How to make Cherry Cream Cheese Bars:

What makes these bars particularly tasty is it’s layers. It starts off with a layer of cake (which is so simple to make) and then followed by a cream cheese layer.

After that, sweet cherry pie filling gets layered on, followed by big dollops of cake. Yum!

Once the whole thing is cooled, these Cherry Cream Cheese Bars get a drizzle of confectioners’ sugar glaze for a finished sweet touch. Perfection!

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The resulting bars are amazingly delicious. They would be amazing without the layer of cream cheese, but it just takes them to a whole other level of awesomeness.

Let me show you how to make them.

How to Make Cherry Cream Cheese Bars:

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.

With a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at time. Beat well after each addition. Then, put in the vanilla and almond extract. Finally, gradually add in the flour and baking powder. For your convenience, there is a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

Spread about 2 1/2 cups of this batter into a greased 15x10x1-inch baking sheet. (I found it easiest to use an offset spatula greased with a little cooking oil to spread out the batter.)

In a medium-size bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, and egg. Add this on top of the first layer of batter. Then, spread out the cherry pie filling.

Drop the remaining batter by spoonfuls over the filling. Bake about 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Once the bars are cool, in a small bowl mix together confectioners’ sugar, extracts, and enough milk to reach a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over the top.

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Want More Easy and Tasty Bar Recipes? Try these:

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake Bars
  • Pumpkin Cookie Bars with Maple Frosting
  • Emily’s Cheerio Treat Bars
  • Pumpkin Bars
  • Ombré Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

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It’s that easy. Mouth-wateringly fruity, creamy, and covered in a delicious glaze. It really doesn’t get much better than that.

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Seriously people, please give this recipe a try. You’ll be so glad you did!

Cherry Cream Cheese Bars Recipe:

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Cherry Cream Cheese Bars

These Cherry Cream Cheese Bars are the perfect dessert for any occasion or celebration. With three different layers of deliciousness, everyone is going to love these tasty bars.

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: bars, cherry, cream cheese, dessert, dessert bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes minutes

Total Time: 1 hour hour

Servings: 24

Calories: 238kcal

Ingredients

Cheesecake Layer:

Glaze:

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.

  • With a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at time. Beat well after each addition. Then, put in the vanilla and almond extract. Finally, gradually add in the flour and baking powder.

  • Spread about 2 1/2 cups of this batter into a greased 15x10x1-inch baking sheet. (I found it easiest to use an offset spatula greased with a little cooking oil to spread out the batter.)

  • In a medium-size bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, and egg. Add this on top of the first layer of batter. Then, spread out the cherry pie filling.

  • Drop the remaining batter by spoonfuls over the filling. Bake about 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  • Once the bars are cool, in a small bowl mix together confectioners' sugar, extracts, and enough milk to reach a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over the top.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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