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single cherry crumble bar

Easy Cherry Crumble Bars

These Easy Cherry Crumble bars taste like a mini cherry pie!
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Prep Time: 13 minutes
Cook Time: 37 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 18 bars
Calories: 213kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

Ingredients

Cherry Filling

  • cups fresh cherries, pitted and cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon lemon or lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

Crumble

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cups quick oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (or ½ tsp ground nutmeg)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted (2 sticks)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare the baking dish with non-stick spray and/or parchment paper. Combine all of the ingredients for the cherry filling in a bowl and stir together gently to combine. Place in the refrigerator until ready to build the bars.
    cherries for cherry crumble bars
  • In another bowl place the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine everything. Add the melted butter a little at a time to combine completely with the flour mixture.
    crumble for cherry crumble bars
  • Take ⅓ of the crumble mixture and place it in the bottom of the prepared pan. Evenly spread out along the bottom and gently press with fingers to create an even crust. Bake bottom crust for 12 minutes, remove and cool for at least 10 minutes.
    cherry crumble bar bottom layer
  • Once the crust has cooled, take the cherry mixture out of the fridge and evenly distribute it on the baked bottom. Sprinkle the reserved crumble mixture over the top of the cherries and gently press down to pack in the crumble top.
    baked cherry crumble bars
  • Bake again for 25 minutes. The topping will brown slightly, but not too much. Remove from oven and cool in the pan. The bars will be soft when warm and more firm when chilled. Enjoy!
    cherry crumble bars

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.8g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 10.7g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 6.4g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.