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Coconut Cranberry Bars

"I begged a neighbor for the recipe after tasting these yummy bars at a coffee she hosted," recalls Dolly McDonald of Edmonton, Alberta. "The colors make them real eye-pleasers, too!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups white baking chips
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup pecan halves


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Mix cracker crumbs and melted butter until crumbly; press onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients; spread gently over crust.
  • Bake until edges are golden brown, 25-28 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 160 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • julfu
    Jan 18, 2020

    Can I use fresh cranberries with this recipe? I've made it before according to the recipe and LOVED it. I just have some fresh cranberries I need to use.

  • 2124arizona
    Jan 7, 2020

    Easy to fix and taste very good! I will be making these bars again!

  • mamaknowsbest
    Mar 25, 2016

    This is a classic magic bar recipe that is made even more special with the addition of dried cranberries! Follow the directions exactly and it was a hit with everybody. Note that they must cool completely before you even begin to think about cutting them. As a volunteer field editor with Taste of Home I enjoy classic recipes that have a new twist!

  • micharm
    Mar 25, 2014

    A plate of these disappeared so quickly! Easy and delicious!

  • weaver5
    Apr 20, 2012

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  • aprimarie1224
    Apr 13, 2012

    Taste so good and so very simple and easy to make. Thank you!

  • pambosley
    Dec 24, 2011

    Super easy and tastes great. I didn't have pecans but I think they would taste (and look) even better with them! Great recipe

  • vt_pure_angel
    Sep 1, 2010

    I found them amazing! They freeze well too so you can drop them in a lunch or grab a couple out when friends stop by!! :)

  • kjsloan
    Oct 24, 2009

    Easy, great combination of flavors. Gave this recipe to my mom who makes them ALL the time!

  • ppalemire
    Sep 12, 2009

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