Cherry Nut Bars

Cherry Nut Bars

Canned cherry pie filling is spread between buttery oatmeal layers in these easy, delicious cherry bars.

15 min. prep time
36 bars
555 Ratings


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 cup miniature marshmallows


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients except pie filling and marshmallows in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture for topping.

Press remaining crumb mixture into ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.

Gently spoon pie filling evenly over hot, partially baked crust; sprinkle with marshmallows. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Continue baking 25-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tip

To make dessert squares; cut into 15 bars. Top individual servings with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 170

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 90mg

Carbohydrates: 23g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #2369©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Thank you for this recipe! They are very good, I did not have any nuts in the house so I subbed crushed honey roasted sesame sticks! Still tastes GREAT! I'm curious about adding a thin cream cheese layer??? Very "pretty" & tasty!
I would definitely add some almond flavoring to the pie filling, as it lacked "zip" in the taste department.
I have made these many times and always include them on my Christmas trays that I deliver to the bank, post office, doctor's office, etc. -- they always ask for the recipe!
I love this recipe! I've used it 4 times within the past 2 months. I do add a little cinnamon and almond extract to the cherries. Also, about a teaspoon of salt to the crust mixture. This makes the flavors stand out.
I made these last Christmas and I will make them again this year...very delicious and festive looking.

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