We’re not sure if it’s the heart healthy ingredients in cherries, the color red for February, or that our bodies knew that today is National Cherry Pie, but something sparked a craving! And there’s only one thing to do when it’s Saturday! We’re cheatin and treatin with Cherry Pie Cobbler Bars. Grab your oven mit and join in the celebration!
1 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon almond milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, beat well. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Mix into creamed mixture.
Spread 3 cups batter into an ungreased baking pan. Spread pie filling over batter. Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over top.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over bars. Top with whipped cream and ice cream if desired.
*recipe inspired by Taste of Home