holly's chocolate cranberry cookie bars

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Candi Hummer
from Silver Springs, NV

Very proud of my 12 year old Holly, she came up with this recipe idea thanksgiving eve! They turned out so yummy and were gone before noon on Thanksgiving Day!!

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Kudos Holly! There are so many flavors in these bars. The cinnamon really shines through in the graham cracker crust. The cranberries give a sweet, tart flavor. And the chocolate on top ties it all together!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 20
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For holly's chocolate cranberry cookie bars

  • COOKIE CRUST
  • 2 1/4 c
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 10
    whole graham crackers (we used cinnamon)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1 lg
    egg
  • TOPPINGS
  • 1 can
    cranberry sauce
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp
    shortening

How To Make holly's chocolate cranberry cookie bars

  • 1
    Mix all dry ingredients well for crust, add wet ingredients and mix very well. Press into greased 13x9" pan. Run cranberry sauce through food processor until smooth, pour and level out over cookie crust. Bake in 350* oven for about 20 minutes until crust is done and cranberry sauce is a little bubbly.
  • 2
    While it's baking, add chocolate chips and shortening to heavy pot and melt over low-medium heat stirring constantly so not to burn!
  • 3
    Pour chocolate over cranberry sauce and cookie crust, cover and let set 4 hours or overnight.
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