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Easy Cherry Bars

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What do you think, which dessert have my family and I eaten most times this summer? You will surely think it’s some decadent chocolate cake or a beautiful cupcake… But nooo, you could guess 100 times, but I’m sure nobody would get the right answer: Easy Cherry Bars . And when I say that I didn’t prepare them myself even once, then this story will become even more of a mystery.

Sesame Cherry Bars

Well, I shouldn’t waste your time any more, so I will tell you what’s happening. The whole story with these simple Cherry Bars was really started up by mom. When we went to her home a few months ago, mom made this very simple treat for dessert.

„Woow, this is so sweet and refreshing!”  my husband was simply fascinated by this bars while it was unbearably hot outside.

„And this sesame is really great with these bars“ he was continuing to give compliments to my mother’s cakes.

And so, buoyed by her great success of her simple Cherry Bars, mom promised that she will make them again when my husband and I come by next time.

And she really did so, but the second time, the bars were not so successful and my mother was simply desperate.

„This is a catastrophe. It’s the first time they are not successful“, my mother was falling into despair, but we didn’t really see that much of a difference.

Sesame Cherry Bars

Of course, after this „faliure“, she decided to make another round of Cherry Bars just a few days later. This time, they were perfect.

And so, by no fault of ours, in only a few days, Cherry Bars were on our menu three times 🙂

And so, in an effort to preserve this story, I decided to put mom’s bars on this blog, but my version of them. Although mine were not so juicy and decadent like mom’s, it was worth making them. And if you want a fast and refreshing treat for these hot summer days, these cherry bars could be a really good choice. Just try it !!!

Easy Cherry Bars

Easy and refreshing cherry treat for hotsummer days.

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2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup yogurt

1 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cup all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

4 lbs cherries- pitted

3-4 Tablespoon granulated sugar

Sesame seed and powdered sugar for topping-optional


  • Preheat the oven at 420F and grease well with oil 9x15 inch baking pan.
  • Whisk together eggs and sugar just to combine, then add yogurt, oil and vanilla and whisk well.
  • Stir in flour and baking powder.
  • Spread half mixture in the pan and cover with cherries. Sprinkle cherries with 3-4 Tbsp. granulated sugar.
  • Cover cherries with remaining mixture and sprinkle with sesame seed if desired.
  • Bake about 25-35 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let it cool completely in the pan before you start to cut. Dust with powder sugar before serving
Recipe Type: Dessert

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  1. I made these yesterday with frozen cherries and a crumble top. I ended up putting 2 lbs of cherries over the first layer of the bar mixture and when I poured the other half of the mixture over the top I decided to put the other 2 lbs of cherries on top of that (without juice) and add a crumble topping. The middle layer of the bar mixure ended up being kind of custardy-we tried cooking it for for an additional 40 mins but it just would not firm up. Was it the moisture from the frozen cherries??
  2. My mother in law used to make something similar..and we loved them but i believe she used cherry pie filling...what are your thoughts....thankyou

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