Cranberry Date Bars

1
Sandy Young

By
@CerrillosSandy

My friend Susan, in Albuquerque, gave me this recipe. Her sister, Robin, gave it to her, and through a little research, I have found that it came originally from Taste of Home. I should have known that immediately! Love those recipes from TOH!

Photo: tasteofhome.com/...anberry-Date-Bars

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

  • 1
    12 oz. bag fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1
    8 oz. pkg. chopped dates
  • 2 Tbsp
    water
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
    old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    butter or margarine, melted
  • GLAZE

  • 2 c
    sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Cranberry Date Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. 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.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir in butter until well blended.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes or until browned. Cool.
  5. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bars. Yield: 3 dozen bars.
  6. 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.
  7. Susan uses only half the glaze recipe, but I LOVE confectioners' sugar, so I use all of it!

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About Cranberry Date Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies




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