Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cherry Bars

I love these treats.  They easy to make and are great for parties.

1 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups floer
1 - 21 oz. can cherry fruit pie filling
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 - 2 Tbs milk

Grease 15x10 inch jelly roll pan.  In large bowl, cream sugar, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.  Gradually add flour and backing powder - blend well.  Spread 2/3 of the batter into the prepared pan.  Spread pie filling over batter.  Drop spoonfuls of remaining batter over pie filling.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely.  In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bars.  Sprinkle with green sprinkles (optional).  Cut into bars.