Cherry Oatmeal Squares

Very good bar cookie. Similar to Dump Cake only with oatmeal.

  • 1 package white or yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (21 oz.) cherry fruit pie filling
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x13” pan. In large bowl, combine cake mix, 6 tablespoons of the margarine, and 1 cup of the rolled oats. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup crumbs for topping. To remaining crumbs, add 1 egg; mix until well blended. Press into greased pan. Pour cherry pie filling over crust; spread to cover. To reserved crumbs, in large bowl, add remaining 1/4 cup rolled oats, 2 tablespoons margarine, nuts and brown sugar. Beat until thoroughly mixed. Sprinkle over cherry mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. If desired, serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Makes 12 servings.

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