Christmas Cherry Bars

These Christmas Cherry Bars are a delightful treat, perfect for the holiday season. The combination of buttery, vanilla-infused batter and sweet cherry pie filling creates a festive and delicious dessert that is sure to be a hit at any gathering.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Perfect for the holiday season
  • Easy to make and share with friends and family
  • The sweet cherry filling adds a burst of flavor to the buttery bars


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50-55 minutes
  • Servings: 12-15 bars
  • Kcal: 280 per serving


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.
  4. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  5. Spread 3 cups of batter into the prepared pan. Spread the cherry pie filling over the batter.
  6. Drop the remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over the filling.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.


Store the Christmas Cherry Bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Recipe Tips:

  • For an extra festive touch, sprinkle some red and green sprinkles on top of the bars before baking.
  • Serve these bars with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful dessert.

Enjoy these Christmas Cherry Bars as a delightful addition to your holiday baking repertoire!

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