Cherry Cobbler Bars
Cherry Cobbler Bars are totally awesome. These delectable ooey, gooey bars have a delicious fresh cherry and almond filling to die for! The crust and topping also include almond extract to increase the flavor. These bar-type cookies are just what the doctor ordered if you’re looking for cherry desserts. They’re not only pleasing to the palate but delightful to the eyes. These festive and beautiful cookies will take your breath away. 🙂
Back in May, I was asked to be a “Canbassador” and reviewer for Northwest Cherry Growers in Washington state. While no money was exchanged, I did receive 20 pounds of fresh, plump irresistible cherries. These cherries were massive. They were so enjoyable to eat plain, but I made ten different desserts out of them. Those desserts included a Cherry Crumb Coffee Cake, Cherry Cream Cheese Pound Cake, Southern Cherry Cobbler, Cherry Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies, Cherry Almond Ooey Gooey Blondies, Cherry Cobbler Cookies, Cherry White Chocolate Chip Blondies, Cherry Pie Bars, Cherry Crumb Bars and these delicious jewels.
All the desserts turned out amazing, but I have to admit I’m always a sucker for gooey desserts. The combination of almond and cherries in cobbler form was spectacular. I adapted a Peach Cobbler Bars recipe and thought it turned out exceptionally well with cherries. No, it turned out spectacularly with cherries! This drool-worthy dessert was quickly packed up for the freezer for John to give away as gifts. But not before I snuck a few pieces beforehand. 🙂
If you’re looking for a fantastic summer dessert, Cherry Cobbler Bars need to be on your “to try” list. These cherry-filled bars will knock your socks off–and I’m pretty sure you’ll have no leftovers after you serve them.
Cherry Cobbler Bars are amazing.
Cherry Cobbler Bars make a terrific dessert during the summer when fresh cherries are in season.
This ooey, gooey dessert combines the wonderful flavors of cherries and almond extract.
If you enjoy cherries, Cherry Cobbler Bars needs to be on your dessert list!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Combine UNBLEACHED flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods), part of the sugar, baking powder and salt. Add egg yolks, part of the lemon juice and part of the almond extract. Stir to combine.
Cut in butter with a pastry blender.
Cut butter into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.
Place half of the mixture into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish.
Halve and pit cherries. Pat dry with a towel. Place in a large mixing bowl.
Add remaining sugar, cornstarch, remaining lemon juice and remaining almond extract.
Stir ingredients to combine. Allow cherries to sit out for 5 minutes to absorb flavors.
Pour cherries over crust layer in baking dish.
Sprinkle remaining half of the crust mixture over top of the cherry layer.
Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until golden. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Cherry Cobbler Bars are sure to cure any sweet tooth craving you have!
These cookie-type bars are so mouthwatering it’s hard to stop eating after only one!
Cherry Cobbler Bars are terrific for summer potluck parties.
These bars are so heavenly. Cherries and almond flavoring are perfect together.
Here’s the recipe.
CHERRY COBBLER BARS
(My own concoction)
These cookies are truly drool-worthy. 🙂
These plump cherries from Northwest Cherry Growers did the trick!
Drool, baby, drool!