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Cranberry Bog Bars

 Cranberry Bog Bars
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
36 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

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

  • 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 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking pan. Spread with cranberry sauce.
  • 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.