Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cheese Bars

Russ Myers

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@Beegee1947

The combined flavor of sweet chocolate, tangy cream cheese and tart cranberries is scrumptious!


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Serves:

36 Bars

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
(2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 c
brown sugar
2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
quick or old-fashioned oats
2 tsp
grated orange peel
2 c
(12 ounce package) semi sweet chocolate chips
1 c
(4 ounce) dried cranberries
1 pkg
(8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 c
(14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Spray the bottom of a 13 x 9- inch baking pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2- inch overlap on the sides.

Beat butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour, oats and orange peel until crumbly. Stir in morsels and cranberries; reserve 2 cups mixture. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan.
2
Bake for 15 minutes.

Beat cream cheese in small mixer bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk. Pour over hot crust; sprinkle with reserved flour mixture.

Bake for additional 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Using the overhanging parchment paper, lift from the pan. Cut into bars.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy