Cranberry Oat Bars

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These little bars are great to snack on, are perfect at holiday time, and would be excellent for a cookie exchange. If you have leftover dough after forming the bars, don't worry, I find that the thinner the crust, the better.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons orange zest

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium high heat, combine the cranberries, white sugar and orange zest. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook until the mixture has reduced to about 1 cup.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan, line with foil, then grease the foil.

  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press half of this mixture firmly into the prepared pan. Spread the cranberry sauce evenly over the base, then crumble the remaining oat mixture over the top.

  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
9g Fat
39g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 73mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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