Cherry Bars


  • 3/4 cups softened butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups oat flakes
  • 1 cup cherry spread (Double Fruit type)


  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine whole wheat flour, white flour and baking powder. Add as much dry ingredients as possible to the butter mixture, beating on low speed. Using a wooden spoon, stir in remaining dry ingredients and oatmeal.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup (125 ml) of the oatmeal mixture. Press remaining mixture into lightly buttered 13″ x 9″ (33 cm x 23 cm) pan. Cover with cherry spread. Sprinkle with reserved oatmeal mixture.
  3. Bake in preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for about 35 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Place pan on wire rack and cool completely. Cut into bars.


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