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Cherry Dream Bars


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box white or yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups oatmeal, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Mix cake mix, 6 tablespoons butter and 1 cup oatmeal. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup crumbs for topping.
  2. To remaining crumbs, add egg, mixing until well blended. Press into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  3. Pour pie filling over crust, spreading to cover.
  4. To the reserved crumbs add 1/4 cup oatmeal, 2 tablespoons margarine, nuts and brown sugar. Beat until thoroughly mixed. Sprinkle over cherry mixture.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes.

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