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Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

The flavor of vanilla pairs well with the brightness of cranberries and the nuttiness of oats in this easy Cranberry Oatmeal Bars Recipe; it's the perfect way to use leftover cranberry sauce!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 290kcal

Ingredients

Bars:

Glaze:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with 2 pieces of parchment paper so that the paper hangs over all 4 sides (so you can easily lift out the cookie bars).
  • Taste the cranberry sauce and if it’s on the tart side, add sugar to taste (it should have a pleasantly sweet/tart flavor without making you pucker).
  • Use a fork or pastry cutter to cut the cold butter into the flour until it resembles coarse meal, and then use a fork to stir in the salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and sugar. Add the vanilla and molasses, and combine with a fork until incorporated. Stir in the eggs, and then the oats.
  • Press 2/3 of the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared dish (the dough will be sticky). Spread the cranberry sauce on top of the dough, and crumble the remaining 1/3 of the dough on top.
  • Bake until golden, about 45 minutes, and then cool completely.
  • Once cooled, whisk together all ingredients for the glaze and drizzle it on top of the bars.
  • Let the glaze set before cutting and serving.

Notes

  • You can store these bars covered for up to 3 days at room temperature, or up to 1 week in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 289IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg