Cranberry Bars

Chewy & sweet, full of delicious spices & flavors cranberry bars are perfect for Thanksgiving, or any time of year.  Uses canned cranberry sauce.

cranberry bars

Ah November, the season of cranberries.  They have such a wonderful tart flavor and when mixed with a little sugar they taste incredible.  Add in some cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and the flavor is amazing!  There are so many things that you can do with cranberries besides your typical cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving.  These colorful cranberry bars are a wonderful dessert.  The recipe calls for using cans of whole berry cranberry sauce, so this is one cranberry recipe you can enjoy all year long.  They also freeze well, so if you have leftovers, just pop them in the freezer to enjoy later!

cranberry bars 2I also love to use fresh cranberries in my famous homemade SPICED CRANBERRY SAUCE.  It really makes the house feel like home.  For a fun twist on breakfast try my ORANGE CRANBERRY PANCAKES with ORANGE CRANBERRY SYRUP.  You will not be disappointed with either of these recipes!  Happy baking!

Cranberry Bars
Yields 3
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 1/2 cups quick oats
  4. 1 cup flour
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  7. 1/2 tsp cloves
  8. 2 cans whole-berry cranberry sauce
  1. 1/4 cup butter
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 1 cup quick cooking oats
  4. 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  7. 1/4 tsp cloves
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  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and brown sugar
  3. Stir in oats, flour and spices
  4. Press firmly into a greased 13x9 pan
  5. Spread evenly with the cranberry sauce
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter
  2. Stir in brown sugar, oats, almonds and spices
  3. Sprinkle evenly over cranberry sauce
  4. Lightly press topping into the cranberry sauce
  5. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned
  6. Cut into bars
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