Holly's Chocolate Cranberry Cookie Bars

Candi Hummer


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


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
20 Min



  • 2 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 10
    whole graham crackers (we used cinnamon)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 stick
  • 1 large

  • 1 can(s)
    cranberry sauce
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp

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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About Holly's Chocolate Cranberry Cookie Bars

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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