Sweet Cherry Blondies

by Brennans Market Admin

Serving Size: Makes 16 bars


1 1/3 cups flour

1 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup pitted and halved, fresh Bing cherries

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Adapted From: nwcherries.com

You can almost feel good about eating a bar cookie when there are sweet cherries in ‘em.

Preheat oven to 325F. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, eggs and vanilla; mix on low speed of electric mixer until blended. Mix 1 minute on medium speed. Batter will be thick. Spread half batter in oiled and floured 9-inch baking pan. Toss cherries in small amount of flour. Scatter cherries over batter; spread remaining batter over cherries.

Sprinkle pecans over top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on rack and cut into 16 pieces.