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Cranberry Bog Bars Recipe

Cranberry Bog Bars Recipe

Sweet and chewy, these fun bars combine the flavors of oats, cranberries, brown sugar and pecans. I like to sprinkle the squares with confectioners’ sugar before serving. —Sally Wakefield, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 3-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy. Combine 2-1/2 cups oats and flour. Gradually add to creamed mixture until crumbly. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Spread with cranberry sauce.
  • 2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining butter; stir in the pecans and remaining brown sugar and oats. Sprinkle over cranberry sauce. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 161 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Cranberry Bog Bars

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014 Edited Dec. 21, 2014

"added 3/4 cranraisins into flour oatmeal mix. rough chop on pecans. crust was soggy. no flavor even with extras i added."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"WOW, so much better than I thought they would turn out. Easy to make, very tasty. They do tend to fall apart when picking them up, but maybe that was my batch."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"loved it, shared recipe many times"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2013

"Whenever I have to bring bars, I run to this recipe. If you want to make bars that go fast, this is the best choice."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"Moist, easy, disappeared quickly."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"I think next time I make these I will add a little salt to the cookie crust..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"Has become one of my traditional holiday recipes! Super easy and YUMMY!!!!!! Everyone loves them!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"Has become one of my traditional holiday recipes! Everyone loves it and it is beyond easy. Turns out perfect every single time!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"These bars are wonderful and SO easy! I have substituted apple pie filling and mincemeat and both were excellent!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 21, 2011

"I was so relieved to find this recipe again online. I promised to bring these to another church function, and couldn't find my copy. Many, many compliments and so easy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"Oh so easy and oh so delicious! Great for a potluck! Great for family at home. Had to share the recipe with friends after taking to a homeschool gathering. Love the fact that it only required just a few ingredients."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"Never cooked with cranberries before. WOW I was missing out. This recipe is a family favorite now. We cut big squares serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream or just eat cold in the traditional bars. It's a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"Absolutely delicious. My family loved these bars."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"I made this for a friend as a hostess gift for inviting my family to her house for Thanksgiving. These bars are AMAZING and so easy to make. Needless to say they were devoured. I will definitely be making more of these for home and as gifts for family and friends."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"These were very easy to make but SO delicious. I brought these to a family function and I kept hearing "May I have another please?" I think these will be a family favorite for many many years to come"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"Very easy to make. My co-workers devoured it in no time. I will be making this for Christmas for sure. I used walnuts instead of pecans because that's what I had on hand. Very good. I have already emailed the recipe to 3 co-workers!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"I would not make this recipe because I do not like canned cranberry sauce. If it was made with fresh or dried cranberries I think it would be delicious, but not with the canned sauce. Can fresh berries be substituted?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"I have made a similar bar cookie with raisins... .....this is a nice change up and my kids love it too! It will join the pies at our Thanksgiving table this year!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"I have made a similar bar cookie with raisins... .....this is a nice change up and my kids love it too! It will join the pies at our Thaksgiving table!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"I have made a similar bar cookie with raisins... .....this is a nice change up and my kids love it too! It will join the pies at our Thanksgiving table!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2009

"wonderful, satisfying treat- full of oats & nuts!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2009

"All I can say is WOW!!! This is probably the only time I have taken a dessert to church, to a business party, and to a Boy scout meeting and come home with mere crumbs. Great texture and taste, pretty easy to prepare. Would not change a thing. My whole family loved it. I plan on keeping this recipe for year-round use!"

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