Easy Cherry Dessert Cake Bars

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This is an easy Cherry Dessert Cake Bars recipe that uses canned cherry pie filling and yellow cake mix and topped with a handful of pecans. Even though this recipe uses a cake mix, it still tastes very decadent with the pie filling so much so that you can't tell that a box cake mix has been used. You can serve a slice or two with a scoop of ice cream, a luscious custard filling or whipped cream for a rich, unforgettable dessert experience. For this recipe, you could use a white cake mix as well or even chocolate cake mix. If you prefer to make a cake from scratch, go ahead and do so by all means. It would still taste just as delicious. The flavors in this recipe come perfectly together using simple ingredients from your pantry and still yield a delicious high-end bakery-style dessert right in your kitchen. This easy cherry dessert recipe is a fool –proof dessert recipe that you can’t go wrong while making and anyone can make dessert recipes that are straightforward and easy to prepare. Easy dessert recipes are extremely convenient to make when you have an event planned at the last minute.

If you wish to replace the cake mix with Graham cracker crust it will give this recipe an excellent variation. You can also use other flavored pie fillings in the place of cherry pie filling such as strawberry or blueberry pie filling. Cherries are loaded with Vitamin C and very high in dietary fiber. They are also cholesterol free with little to low saturated fats. Incorporating fruity flavors in dessert recipes is not only creative but healthy too. The natural sugar in fruits helps in cutting down the amount of refined sugar that goes in desserts as well. Cherries strike a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness yielding a rich, comforting flavor in dessert recipes. Fun desserts that are homemade and use cherries or any other fruits are incredibly refreshing as well.

In this recipe, you can add a layer of vanilla pudding if you want. A sugar-free pudding would be a good option to keep the recipe healthy. You can also add frozen mashed bananas to this yummy cherry dessert recipe to make the flavors a bit more enjoyable. You can also add your choice of fruit like all kinds of berries, kiwis, peaches, pineapple bits, dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts like almonds are great and healthy to incorporate in this cherry dessert recipe for that decadent, crunchy twist.

Thank you to Judy at the The Southern Lady Cooks food blog for sharing this Cherry Dessert Cake Bars recipe with us. Do visit Judy's blog for more easy dessert recipes. This Easy Cherry Dessert recipe gets richer and better each time you make it because there are so many different ways you can make this recipe just like the way your guests prefer. Try making this delightful dessert recipe with cherry filling today for your friends and family!

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Cherry Dessert Cake Bars from The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients: Yellow cake mix, butter, milk, eggs, vanilla extract, cherry pie filling, coconut, nuts, powdered sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 393, Calories from Fat 155, Total Fat 17.2g 26%, Saturated Fat 6.2g 31%, Cholesterol 39mg 13%, Sodium 367mg 15%, Potassium 191mg 5%, Carbohydrates 56.0g 19%, Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%, Sugars 27.1g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 8%, Iron 12%

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