Cherry Chewbilees

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Sweet cherry treats
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For the bars
1¼ cups All-purpose flour
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Butter flavored shortening
1 cup Walnuts chopped, divided
½ cup Coconut sweetened shredded
For the filling
2 packages (8 oz each) Cream Cheese softened
⅔ cup Sugar
2 Large eggs room temperature
2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 (21 oz) cans Cherry pie filling

Nutritional information

  • For the bars

  • For the filling

Cherry Chewbilees


I love these Cherry Chewbilees as a sweet treat in summer time. This recipe was shared with me by one of my best friends and it has become one of my favorite cherry recipes. It is simple to make and keeps really well in the refrigerator.

To make this recipe, start by making a crumb base from flour, sugar and shortening. Add nuts and coconut and reserve some of the crumb dough. Bake the rest in a baking dish. As it bakes, make a cream cheese filling and bake again. Top with cherry pie filling and sprinkle remaining nuts and reserved dough crumbs. Bake again. Once cooked, leave to cool completely before cutting into bars. Enjoy!

To make the Cherry Chewbilees, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Cherry Chewbilees

Steps to make Cherry Chewbilees


Heat the oven and prepare a baking dish


Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Line a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with foil and leave the ends hang over the sides. Lightly grease the foil using cooking spray.


Mix together flour, sugar and shortening


Combine 1¼ cups of all-purpose flour and ½ a cup of packed brown sugar.
Cut in ½ a cup of shortening until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.


Add nuts and coconut


Add ½ a cup of the nuts and ½ cup of shredded coconut. Stir to combine.


Transfer mixture to pan


Set ½ a cup of the crumb mixture for topping. Press the remaining mixture into the prepared pan.




Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.


Make filling


Beat 2 packages of cream cheese with ⅔ cup of sugar, 2 large eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until smooth.


Bake filling


Spread the cream cheese filling over the hot crust and bake for a further 15 minutes.


Top with cherry filling and remaining nuts and dough


Spread the cherry pie filling on top. Combine remaining nuts and reserved dough crumbs and sprinkle these over the cherries.




Return to the oven and bake for 15 more minutes.




Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.


Refrigerate and cut into bars


Refrigerate until chilled. Lift the overhanging foil to remove the mixture from the pan. Cut into bars.



Refrigerate until you are ready to serve with tea or coffee.

These Cherry Chewbilees really are one of my favorite summer sweet treats! Try making a batch of these bars soon and don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes in your baking posts on Instagram!

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Mabel Brekken

Bitter and not too sweet even though it looks like it.

Celine Mcgarrigle

Careful with the vanilla extract cause if you put too much the entire dish can taste bad.

Marisol Mihara

BOMB dessert! Enough said.

Charleston Animas

My kids devoured these cherry chewbilees almost instantly topped with some vanilla icecream, they'll officially be bouncing off the walls before passing out soundly from sugar rush soon hahaha! Thanks for the amazing dessert <3

Poppy Manuszak

Vibrant colors always stand for a great dessert/meal, going to try this out today for sure !

Ellery Dugay

Needs a bit more sugar and I'd even say to add something else like cinnamon.

Joyce Scalice

I've tried this cherry one before in for me it tasted way too strongly so I decided to swap a few things around, firstly I changed walnuts to almonds, then i made the bottom crust graham cinnamon cookies. I also swapped out cherry for apple and madde apple chewbilees topped with a drizzle of caramel!!

Estelle Derra

Not my personal favorite but it sure was tasty! I did go double on the sugar for my sweet tooth lol.

Aryana Gicker

Tasty treat for any summer day for sure! Served mine with some lilac shandy from this site too, both go great together (-:

Rayne Dabler

Mine was extremely chewy that it almost took too long to chew..not sure what I did wrong exactly as I followed the reciep to the T.

Dalia Dailey

Despite my best effort everything still was crumbly but still had a delicious taste to it so i'm not too disappointed, i'd say this is a hard dish to make but worth all the hard work/effort cause the treat pays off well :)

Alisa Palzer

Strong flavor and easy to make loved every bite of it.

Robin Seasholtz

Good dish easy to make will make it again 5 from me.


Summer sweet treat!

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