Sunday, May 31, 2009

Susan's Cherry Chewy Bars

2 c Raisin bran cereal
3/4 c Whole wheat flour
3/4 c All purpose flour
1/2 c Brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 ts Salt
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/3 c Butter, softened
2 tbl Water
1/2 - 3/4 can pie filling (Cherry), save a little of the "liquid"

1/2 c Confectioners sugar / 10x sugar
2 or 3 tablespoons "liquid" from pie filling

In medium bowl, combine raisin bran cereal, flours, brown sugar, salt, soda, and cinnamon. Smash a little to break up the cereal.
Using pastry blender cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in water. Set aside 1 cup of the cereal mixture.
Press remaining mixture in bottom of greased 9 x 9 baking pan.
Spread pie filling evenly over cereal mixture in bottom of pan.
Sprinkle with reserved cereal mixture as streusal.
Bake in 350 degrees oven about 25 min. or until lightly browned; cool completely.

To make glaze: combine sugar and some liquid from pie filling until thoroughly combined. Drizzle over cooled bars. Cut in to 1x2 bars.

I made 1 1/2 recipes for a 13x9 pan for tennis. Increase cooking time to 35 minutes.