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Sour Cream Cranberry Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

about 3 dozen

A filling made with dried cranberries is layered between a buttery crust and a golden crumb topping in these flavorful bars. They're recommended by Barbara Nowakowski from Mesa, Arizona.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Combine oats and 1-1/2 cups flour; add to the creamed mixture until blended. Set aside 1-1/2 cups for topping.
  2. Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cranberries, sour cream, sugar, egg, lemon peel, vanilla and remaining flour. Spread evenly over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 157 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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