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Cranberry Nut Bars

 Cranberry Nut Bars
My husband's aunt sent us these bars one Christmas. The fresh cranberry flavor was such a nice change from the usual cookies. I had to have the recipe, and she was gracious enough to provide it.
36 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add
  • the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries and walnuts.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into
  • bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 91 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.