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Cherry Crumb Bars 


  • 1 1/4 cups rolled quick oats, divided
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) margarine or butter, room temperature, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling or two cans of pitted sweet or cherries in juice, thickened 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


Heat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan.

In a bowl, combine cake mix, 6 tablespoons of the butter and 1 cup of the rolled oats. Reserve 1 cup of this fo the crumb topping and set aside.

To remaining mixture in the bowl, add egg; mix well. Press into pan. Pour cherry filling over crust; spread to cover.

I a large bowl, add the reserved 1 cup crumb mixture, the remaining 1/4 cup oats, the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, the chopped pecans, and brown sugar. Mix well. Sprinkle over cherries.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until the topping is lightly browned.