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Cranberry Bars Recipe

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Added: Sunday, July 2, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour.
3/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 (16-ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar, lemon peel and baking soda; stir to mix. Stir in the margarine; mix thoroughly. Reserve 1 cup of the flour-oat mixture for the topping. Pat the remaining oat mixture into an ungreased 12-x-71/2-x-2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Carefully spread cranberry sauce over baked crust. Stir nuts into reserved oat mixture; sprinkle over cranberry sauce. Lightly pat oat mixture into sauce. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars or squares. Makes 24 bars.

 

 

 

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