Cranberry Caramel Date Bars

My mom has made these Cranberry Caramel Date Bars for as long as I can remember. They’re not exactly healthy, but they are delicious. :)


Cranberry Caramel Date Bars

makes about 40 small bars

1 C fresh cranberries 
2 Tbsp. sugar 
2 1/3 C WW pastry flour, divided 
½ 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 
¾ 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 9×13 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.



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    thank you for this recipe…i live way over here on the other side of your world and some X-Mas’s ago this piece of yummy was a holiday item at a local bookstore\cafe shop…it was sooo good but the store didn’t have recipe so i itemiZed the ingredients…i just needed the recipe to make sure it would come out right when i made it at home…so thank you : )
    btw, i started browing your site after i stopped hyperventilating [at finding the recipe] and it is pretty awesome…you have sooo many recipes and the pictures make them all look soo tasty…(my father-in-law lives in north carolina too, in an oceanside town)
    i have ‘create shortcut’ ; ) for this site and i will be ‘re’creating these delicious looking dishes…and out of all the dishes you’ve displayed, for some reason the lemon garlic string beans is begging me to have a go at them

    wishing you a terrific holidaZe

    Dangkulu Na Si Yu’us Ma’ase
    a. jaYne

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