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Cranberry Nut Bars Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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 each: 91 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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troutlady User ID: 4823064 203798
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"wonderful texture ! even for the not so fond of cranberries people !"

tmeow User ID: 4053347 44678
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

"This is great. I had 1/2cup chopped cranberries left so I just tossed them in. Really nice. I had to bake it anothr 15 min, oven differences, but it turned out great. I think it would make a good muffin too."

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