Rating: 4 stars
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3

These cranberry-oatmeal bar cookies strike a nice flavor balance: not too sweet and not too tart. Be sure to zest the orange before you squeeze the juice.

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2008

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross

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Yield:
24 servings (serving size: 1 square)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°.

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  • To prepare crust, weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Drizzle butter and juice over flour mixture, stirring until moistened (mixture will be crumbly). Reserve 1/2 cup oat mixture. Press remaining oat mixture into the bottom of an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  • To prepare filling, combine cranberries, sour cream, granulated sugar, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well. Spread cranberry mixture over prepared crust; sprinkle reserved oat mixture evenly over filling. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

  • Cherry-Oatmeal Bars: Substitute dried cherries for the dried cranberries and lemon rind for the orange rind in filling.

  • CALORIES 135 (31% from fat); FAT 6g (sat 6g, mono 8g, poly 2g); PROTEIN 7g; CARB 5g; FIBER 3g; CHOL 13mg; IRON 7mg; SODIUM 68mg; CALC 27mg

  • Maple-Date-Oatmeal Bars: Substitute chopped pitted dates for the dried cranberries. Omit granulated sugar from filling, and add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 2 tablespoons brown sugar.

  • CALORIES 124 (33% from fat); FAT 6g (sat 6g, mono 8g, poly 2g); PROTEIN 7g; CARB 8g; FIBER 1g; CHOL 13mg; IRON 7mg; SODIUM 68mg; CALC 26mg

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; calories from fat 31%; fat 4.6g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 0.8g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 21.9g; fiber 0.9g; cholesterol 13mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 67mg; calcium 20mg.
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