Cranberry Bars


These yummy cranberry bars are tart and sweet at the same time. They're easy to put together, and your home will smell wonderful while they're baking!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
24 bars


  • 1 (12 ounce) package whole cranberries

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • ¾ cup butter, melted

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine cranberries, white sugar, and water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until all cranberries have popped and the mixture is thick, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, melted butter, and eggs. Stir in oats, brown sugar, ginger, and cinnamon. Reserve 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 cranberries over the crust. Pinch off pieces of the remaining mixture and place evenly over the cranberries.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is lightly browned, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in the pan for about 40 minutes before slicing into 24 bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

192 Calories
7g Fat
32g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 192
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 42mg 1%

* 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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