The Best Cherry Bars

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Summer’s the best time to use up all that fresh fruit like cherries, and there is a wonderful recipe for making the Best Cherry Bars that you might like. Cherries strike a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness yielding a rich, comforting flavor in dessert recipes. The recipe starts with a layer of delicious buttery crust that goes well with the tartness of cherries layered on top and garnished with crunchy nuts and icing. It’s the kind of dessert recipe that get an instant liking from everyone. The simplicity of this recipe lies in the fact that you can use everyday ingredients that are probably already there in your kitchen pantry and still be able to make a delicious high-end bakery-style dessert. Easy dessert recipes are extremely convenient to make when you have an event planned at the last minute. If you do not have fresh cherries, you can use canned cherry filling during the offseason. You can also substitute any other fruit in the place of cherries if you want or simply use other canned fillings like the blueberry or strawberry. Fun desserts that are homemade with fresh fruits like cherries or any other fruits are incredibly refreshing as well.

Alternately, as an interesting variation to the crust in this recipe, you can also use Graham cracker crust or any of your favorite cracker crust. You can use other types of crust like wafer crumbs; chocolate flavored graham crackers, ginger snaps, ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits,' lady fingers, shortbread, or any cookie with a little bit of cinnamon in it. You could also use Oreos, Sandies cookies, Honey Nut Cheerios, or Sara Lee pound cake, yellow cake mix, Milk Arrowroots, soda crackers, etc. The choice is endless with several excellent options. It’s important to note that the icing on these bars is not a must but tastes better with it any day. If you wish to skip making the icing, you can serve it with a scoop of ice cream, a sweet custard filling or whipped cream for a rich, unforgettable dessert experience. If you like vanilla pudding, you can, by all means, add a layer on top or in between if you want. You could use a sugar-free pudding to keep the recipe healthy because cherries do add quite a bit of sweetness to these bars. You can also add frozen mashed bananas or all kinds of berries, kiwis, peaches, pineapple pieces, dark chocolate chips along with cherries to this yummy dessert recipe to mix up the flavors just a little bit. Apart from almonds, there are different types of nuts like pecans or toasted cashews that go well in this recipe.

Cherries are full of vitamin C and very high in dietary fiber. They are also free from cholesterol with little to low saturated fats. Making fruity flavored dessert recipes is not only creative but healthy too. It's also a great way of eating desserts with natural sugar in them and helps in cutting down the amount of refined sugar.

This Easy Cherry Dessert recipe gets richer and better each time you make it because there are so many different ways you can make it just the way your guests prefer. Thank you to Judith Hanneman at the Bake At Midnight food blog for sharing this Best Cherry Bars recipe with us. Do visit Judith’s blog for more easy dessert recipes. This easy cherry dessert recipe is a foolproof dessert recipe you can’t go wrong with, and anyone can make dessert recipes that are easy to prepare. Enjoy these cherry bars along with friends and family today!

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