Cranberry Caramel Date Bars
makes about 40 small bars
|1 C fresh cranberries
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 1/3 C WW pastry flour, divided
Â½ tsp. baking soda
2 C uncooked regular oats
1/3 C sugar
|1/3 C firmly packed light brown sugar
1 C butter, melted
1 (10 oz.) pkg. chopped dates
Â¾ C chopped pecans
1 (12 oz.) jar caramel sauce
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Stir together cranberries and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
Combine 2 cups flour and next four ingredients; stir in melted butter until crumbly.
Reserve one cup of this mixture. Press remaining mixture into bottom of a lightly
greased 9Ã—13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with
dates, pecans and cranberry mixture. Stir together caramel sauce and remaining 1/3
cup flour; spoon over cranberries. Sprinkle with reserved 1 cup flour/butter/sugar mixture. Bake 20 more minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars.