Cherry Bars

I made a new friend the other day.

His name is Tim.  He works for Go Daddy.

He gives such great customer service that he lickety split sent this recipe over to me after helping me out with a little problem I was having on my blog.

The Name of This Masterpiece is entitled “Cherry Bars”. Sinful, sinful cherry bars.

Do you hear the angels singing and the harps playing?  You should, they are that good. Though since I’ve dubbed them sinful, I’m not sure God would approve. But then that would mean I’d have to stop eating them, because at this rate I’m atleast in 10th level of purgatory.

I amend the previous statement. They are heavenly. Floating in the clouds transcendental.

I am staring at one now. Willing myself not eat my 20th bar in the last 2 hours. They are so utterly divine.

I made them for our Super Bowl Party.

Because nothing says “Football!” like popping a cherry in your mouth.

Get your mind out of the gutter, you know what I mean.

I thought you might like to make these for your loved ones for Valentines Day. Because well, their sweet, juicy, and very lovely.  And because I think popping cherries applies here too.

Thanks again Tim, for your stellar customer service.

Sorry if my crassness is offensive.  My conscience cannot help herself.  It’s a problem.

Cherry Bars
adapted from Tim the Go Daddy Employee of the Year

Tim says these bars taste great with just about any type of fruit you choose.


1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cans (21 oz) pie filling

For Glaze:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract ( I used lemon juice instead)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons milk


1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 13×9 baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the extracts.
3. In a seperate bowl, combine flour and salt.  Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar/butter mixture until just combined.
4. Spread 3 cups batter into a greased cake pan. Spread with pie filling. Drop the remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over filling. If using apple pie filling sprinkle cinnamon sugar over apples.
5. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
6. While the bars are baking, combine glaze ingredients. Once bars are cooled, drizzle over bars. Allow glaze to harden. Cut into bars and serve.

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