Cranberry Bliss Bars

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There are lots of recipes for cranberry bliss bars, but most of them have icing on top. This recipe is a different version using an oatmeal/brown sugar/butter crumb topping. : )


★★★★★ 4 votes

1 pan bars (quantity depends upon the size of the bars)
20 Min
55 Min


  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 c
    light brown sugar, firmly packed (plus 1 tablespoon, divided)
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 pkg
    8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can(s)
    14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 can(s)
    15-oz. can whole berry cranberry sauce

How to Make Cranberry Bliss Bars


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, oats, 3/4 cup brown sugar and butter. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of crumb mixture and set aside. Place remaining crumbs in baking dish and spread out to form a crust. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Beat cream cheese until fluffy and gradually mix in condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla. Pour evenly over crust.
  4. In a small bowl, combine remaining sugar, cornstarch and cranberry sauce. Spoon mixture over cream cheese layer and sprinkle with reserved crumbs over the top. Bake for 40 minutes. Cool at room temperature and refrigerate after cutting into bars. Stor in the refrigerator.

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About Cranberry Bliss Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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