Cranberry Bars

Cranberry Bars

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"A yummy bar that is tart and sweet at the same time. Easy to put together and your home will smell wonderful while they're baking!"

Ingredients

1 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 228 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.1g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 191 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the cranberries, white sugar, and water. Cook, stirring occasionally until all of the cranberries have popped, and the mixture is thick, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, melted butter, and eggs. Stir in the oats, brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon. Set aside about 1 1/2 cups of the mixture, and spread the rest into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pack down to form a solid crust, getting it as even as possible. Spread the cooled cranberry mixture over the crust. Pinch off pieces of the remaining mixture and place evenly over the cranberry layer.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is lightly browned. Cool in the pan for about 40 minutes before slicing into bars.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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This IS a great recipe! I read some of the other reviews, and the trick to getting the bars out of the pan without them turning into a gooey mess is to LET THEM COOL for at LEAST an hour! The cr...

Some important tips for this recipe: 1) use the real deal rolled oats, not the instant kind, 2) I used frozen cranberries and dropped the water down to 1/2 cup . . . you absolutely must cook the...

Very good and easy too. I didn't have any whole cranberries on hand, so instead of making the craberry filling I actually used canned whole cranberry sauce. It worked just fine. This is a gre...