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Mix for Cranberry Lemonade Bars Recipe

I recently put all of our family’s special recipes in a cookbook to be passed down from generation to generation. These tangy, cake-like bars came out of that collection. —Suzette Jury, Keene, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a 1-qt. glass jar, layer the first five ingredients in order listed, packing well between each layer. Cover tightly. Store in a cool dry place up to 6 months.
  • 2. To prepare bars: Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine egg, butter, lemonade concentrate, lemon peel and lemon bar mix. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar; cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 134 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.