I love whipping a tray of these Christmas bars up! Everyone was thrilled by the outcome!



1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
For the Optional Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk
½ tsp vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk flour and salt.
Gradually combine dry ingredients with the creamed mixture.
Spread 3 cups of the batter in the prepared pan.
Carefully layer with cherry pie filling.
Drop remaining batter in clumps over the filling.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
For the Vanilla Glaze (Optional):

Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
Drizzle over the cooled cherry bars.
Cut into bars, serve once the glaze sets, and enjoy these delightful Christmas Cherry Bars, a festive treat that's sure to brighten your holiday celebrations!