Cranberry Date Bars
Hope you'll give them a try !
Picture by Kim Biegacki ~ thank you Kim!
3 ccranberries, fresh
1 pkg(8 oz) pkg dates, chopped
1 tspvanilla extract
2 cflour (all purpose)
1 1/2 cbrown sugar
1/2 tspbaking soda
1 cbutter, melted
2 cpowdered sugar
1/2 tspvanilla extract
3 Tbsporange juice
How to Make Cranberry Date Bars
- In a medium saucepan combine cranberries and dates.
Cook, covered, over low heat for 10-15 minutes.
Stir in vanilla. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt.
Stir in margarine or butter until well blended.
Pat half of oatmeal mixture on the bottom of a 9x13x2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
- Carefully spread filling over baked oatmeal mixture. Sprinkle remaining oatmeal mixture on top. Pat gently. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack. In a mixing bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and orange juice to a drizzling consistency.
Drizzle with the Orange Glaze: cut into bars.
Makes 32 bars.