Caramel Cranberry Bars
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
- 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
- 1 package (8 ounces) chopped dates
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
- In a small bowl, combine the cranberries, dates, pecans and 2 tablespoons sugar; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and remaining sugar. Stir in butter; set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place the remaining flour in a small bowl. Stir in caramel topping until smooth; set aside. Sprinkle cranberry mixture over crust; drizzle with caramel mixture. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.
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Feb 6, 2016
I have made these several times, but they have never come out bubbly? I have a feeling they would be much better if the cranberries burst and bubbled. What a I doing wrong
Feb 27, 2011
These are fantastic, nothing to change in this recipe!!! Yummmmm
Sep 18, 2010
AWESOME! I've made these many of times, every place I share them, they LOVE them.Healthy ingredients too.