Family Tested & Approved
12 oz. bag fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
8 oz. pkg. chopped dates
brown sugar, firmly packed
butter or margarine, melted
sifted confectioners' sugar
In a saucepan, over low heat, simmer cranberries, dates, and water for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have popped. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir in butter until well blended.
Pat half the oat mixture into an ungreased 13"x9"x2" baking pan. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Spoon cranberry mixture over crust. Sprinkle with the remaining oat mixture. Pat gently.
Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes or until browned. Cool.
Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bars. Yield: 3 dozen bars.
You might want sometimes to serve bar cookies with ice cream. Not so with these! They're so yummy by themselves that nothing else is needed except, maybe, a good cup of coffee.
Susan uses only half the glaze recipe, but I LOVE confectioners' sugar, so I use all of it!
Last Updated: Sat, Sep 28, 2013