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white chocolate, cranberry oat bars

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Karen Chatterton
Albertville, MN

In honor of my second cousin, snooksk9, I am posting my first recipe and it is a dessert! These bars are served at the hospital cafeteria where I work. They are so wonderful! Moist, sweet and delicious...whenever they are in the case, I cannot walk by without getting one. Enjoy!

(2 ratings)
yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For white chocolate, cranberry oat bars

  • BARS
  • 1 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    quick cooking oats
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2
  • 1/2 c
    vanilla or white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 can
    cream cheese frosting
  • 1/8 tsp
    orange extract

How To Make white chocolate, cranberry oat bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cranberries and orange juice in microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt; set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after eachaddition. Stir in cranberry mixture, white chocolate and pecans.
  • 2
    Spread dough into 9x13 inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting to serve.
  • 3
    For frosting, combine flavoring and frosting. Spread on completely cool bars. Serve.

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