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Caramel Date Bars with Cranberries and Walnuts Recipe

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This recipe for Caramel Date Bars with Cranberries and Walnuts, by , is from Cooking With Care, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Eileen Cooper
Added: Sunday, August 12, 2007


1 c. fresh cranberries
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/3 c. flour divided
2 c. uncooked regular oats (not quick cooking)
1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. butter or margarine, melted
3/4 -1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
1 1/2 c. pkg chopped dates
1 (12 oz.) jar caramel sauce

Preheat oven to 350 F. In small bowl, combine cranberries and 2 tablespoons sugar; set aside. In medium bowl stir tegether 2 cups flour, oats, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar and baking soda. Stir in melted butter, blending well. Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture. Press remaining crumbs in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle dates, walnuts and cranberry mixture evenly over crust. Stir together caramel toppiing and remaining 1/3 cup flour and drizzle over fruits and nuts. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Return to oven for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
Makes about 50




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