Cranberry Bars

December 1, 2008 at 6:03 pm 2 comments

Last weekend we were invited over to the neighbors house for an impromptu dinner. Of course, she wouldn’t let me bring anything, but that didn’t stop me! I had some fresh cranberries in the fridge and I found this recipe that sounded wonderful, and they were! The batter is very thick and it almost seems as though they should be made in a smaller pan, but they came out just fine. Try these while cranberries are in season — you will not be disappointed!

Cranberry Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
zest of 1/2 orange (I used lemon)
1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. dried or fresh cranberries
1/2 c. white chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with foil, and coat with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, zest, and nutmeg. Set aside

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar on high until soft and light in color, about 3 minutes. Turn mixer to low and beat in eggs, one at a time, and then vanilla. Combine thoroughly. Slowly mix in flour mixture. Remove from the stand mixer and stir in cranberries and chocolate.

Spread batter into the prepared pan (batter will be very thick) and bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 1 hour before removing from the pan. Cut into bars. Yields 32 bars.

Source: Adapted from Good Things Catered


Entry filed under: Brownies/Bars.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. joelen  |  December 1, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    This looks delicious! I love white chocolate and cranberries together 🙂

  • 2. Katie  |  December 1, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Yummy! These are such a fave of mine! So glad you like them! I’ve been addicted to fresh cranberries lately too!

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