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Sweet & Salty Cranberry Bars Recipe

Sweet & Salty Cranberry Bars Recipe

Studded with cranberries, cashews, chocolate and butterscotch, these dreamy morsels make an irresistible pop-in-your-mouth treat perfect for a holiday dessert platter. But be warned—they’re so addictive you may want to serve them all year long.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cashews
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, egg and butter until combined. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Sprinkle the cranberries, cashews and chips over warm crust. Drizzle with milk. Bake 18-20 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.

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Dottie 63 User ID: 5691979 242336
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"So easy and so delicious! I made these for a meeting which ended up being cancelled. So I took them to "work" where I volunteer. Gone in no time! I made them a couuple of weeks later using a Devil's Food cake Mix, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and Hershey's Cinnamon Chips with the cashews. WOW! just as good, but very rich. I may try with a carrot cake or spice cake mix next time. Everyone loves them because the crust doesn't fall apart like the graham cracker crust does on the "Clean Your Pantry Bars"."

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