Peanutty Cranberry Bars

Peanutty Cranberry Bars

The only thing square about these cranberry dessert bars is their shape. This cranberry square recipe uses fresh cranberries and REESE’S Peanut Butter Chips to create a uniquely tart dessert with a sweet side. Enjoy each fruity layer and a peanut butter crumb topping.

SKILL LEVEL
intermediate
PREP
30 min
BAKE
35 min

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories250
Calories from Fat90
Total Fat10 g15% DV
Saturated Fat8 g40% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium150 mg6% DV
Total Carbohydrates36 g12% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars26 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A4% DV
Vitamin C2% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron4% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories250
Calories from Fat90
Total Fat10 g15% DV
Saturated Fat8 g40% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium150 mg6% DV
Total Carbohydrates36 g12% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars26 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A4% DV
Vitamin C2% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron4% DV
1/2 cupbutter or margarine (1 stick) , softened
1/2 cupgranulated sugar
1/4 cuplight brown sugar packed
1 cupall-purpose flour
1 cupquick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 teaspoonbaking soda
1/4 teaspoonsalt
1 cupREESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
1-1/2 cupsfresh or frozen whole cranberries
2/3 cuplight corn syrup
1/2 cupwater
1 teaspoonvanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan.
  • 2. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in medium bowl until fluffy. Stir together flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, mixing until mixture is consistency of coarse crumbs. Stir in peanut butter chips.
  • 3. Reserve 1-1/2 cups mixture for crumb topping. Firmly press remaining mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes or until set. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine cranberries, corn syrup and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Spread evenly over baked layer. Sprinkle reserved 1-1/2 cups crumbs evenly over top.
  • 4. Return to oven. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 16 bars.
Ingredients sitting on a table

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