Cranberry-macadamia Bars Recipe

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Cranberry-Macadamia Bars

Goldie Barnhart

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@LUVBKG

The red cranberries add an Christmassy nice touch to these bars.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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Serves:
24 bars
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
all=purpose flour
3/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
butter
1 c
finely chopped macadamia nuts
1 1/4 c
sugar
2
eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
orange zest
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
finely chopped cranberries
1/2 c
coconut

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350ยบ. For crust, in a medium bowl stir together flour and 3/4 cup sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup of the nuts. Press the mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan.
2Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until the crust is light brown around the edges.
3Meanwhile, for topping, beat together the 1 1/4 cups sugar, the eggs, milk, orange zest and vanilla. Pour over the hot crust. Sprinkle with the remaining nuts, cranberries and coconut.
4Bake in oven for 30 minutes more or until golden brown. Cool slightly in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars while warm. Cool completely. Makes 24 bars.
5To store: Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy