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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  1. 1

    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

  2. 3

    Thank you for posting this! I had this recipe but lost it years ago, finally remembered that we have internet and hoped it would be out here by now (I am old enough to remember when there was nothing of anything yet). Thanks again, what a treat, I’ll make the Cranberry Caramel Date Bars today!

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