RECIPE: Cranberry Oat Bars

becky_caDecember 22, 2008

I had these a couple of weeks ago at a friend's cookie exchange party. I made some last week, and they're a hit here too. I think they'd also be good with some chopped nuts added to the filling.

Becky

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Cranberry Oat Bars

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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1 cup butter -- softened

1 cup brown sugar -- packed

2 cups quick cooking oats -- uncooked

1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour -- divided

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups sweetened dried cranberries

1 cup sour cream

3/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine butter and brown sugar; stir in oats, 1 1/2 cups flour and baking soda until crumbly. Press half the mixture into an ungreased 13x9 baking pan, setting remaining half aside; bake at 350F until golden, about 10 to 12 minutes. Mix remaining ingredients together; spread over crust. Sprinkle reserved oat mixture on top; bake 25 to 30 additional minutes. Cool completely. Slice into bars to serve.

Source:

"Kathi Downey"

Yield:

"3 dozen"

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seagrass_gw

Those sound really good. I have a bag of fresh cranberries in the freezer. Do you think I could sub fresh ones for the dried?

seagrass

    Bookmark   December 23, 2008 at 9:34AM
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becky_ca

Hmmm, I'm not sure, but I think they'd end up too soggy from the extra moisure in the cranberries.

Becky

    Bookmark   December 23, 2008 at 10:41AM
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