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Test Kitchen Approved

Cherry Bonfire Bars

4.0 star rating 1 Review

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Yields

16 bars

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

40 Minutes

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Classic cherry pie bars with a summer beach bonfire twist. Whiskey smoked spices add cozy complexity while caramelized marshmallows add sticky s'mores realness to this easy, crowd-pleasing dessert.

Ingredients

½ cup unsalted butter

½ cup granulated sugar



2 eggs


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling

¾ cup mini marshmallows

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Whiskey Barrel Smoked Sugar

    We smoke this sugar in-house in Denver, Colorado using wooden staves from whiskey barrels. Use it to add smoked flavor to sweet and savory dishes. ...

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  • Black Label Reserve Smoked Salt & Pepper

    Cold-smoked for two days over whiskey staves and sweet hickory splits, this rich, versatile, infused seasoning salt elevates everything it touches....

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  • Pure Almond Extract (Organically Sourced)

    Our organically sourced pure almond extract uses only premium bitter almond essential oil for the best flavor.  As with our other extracts, this pr...

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Directions

Step 1: Make dough

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x9 baking pan and line with parchment paper. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, granulated sugar, Whiskey Barrel Smoked Sugar, and Black Label Reserve Smoked Salt & Pepper for 5 to 7 min. until fluffy and lightened in color. Add eggs and Pure Almond Extract, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add flour and mix until just combined.

Step 2: Assemble and bake

Spread ⅔ of dough to evenly fill bottom of baking pan. Spread cherry pie filling in an even layer. Drop remaining ⅓ dough by teaspoonfuls over filling. Top with marshmallows. Bake for 40 min. or until marshmallows are golden brown and center is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle with Black Label Reserve Smoked Salt & Pepper to taste, slice, and serve.