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Cranberry Bog Bars

Sweet and chewy, these fun bars combine the flavors of oats, cranberries, brown sugar and pecans. I like to sprinkle the squares with confectioners’ sugar before serving. —Sally Wakefield, Gans, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 3-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Combine 2-1/2 cups oats and flour. Gradually add to creamed mixture until crumbly. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Spread with cranberry sauce.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining butter; stir in the pecans and remaining brown sugar and oats. Sprinkle over cranberry sauce. Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 239 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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