Skip Navigation
Close
Search recipes, ingredients, articles, products...
Cranberry Pretzel Macadamia Bars

Cranberry Pretzel Macadamia Bars

Sweet, salty, chewy and crunchy, this delicious bar has it all!


What's this?

What is this button?

You now are able to shop & buy these ingredients online! After you select your market, you decide if you want to have your items delivered or picked up today!

Learn How it Works...

30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
36
bars

Ingredients

Crust

2 cups finely crushed pretzels

3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (whites only), beaten

Filling

1 cup orange-flavored sweetened dried cranberries

1 cup coarsely chopped roasted macadamia nuts

2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Topping

1/2 cup white baking chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine pretzels and brown sugar in bowl; stir in 1/2 cup melted butter until well mixed. Stir in beaten egg whites. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 8 minutes; sprinkle cranberries and nuts over hot, partially baked crust.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Pour evenly over cranberries and nuts in pan. Continue baking 18-20 minutes or until caramel layer is bubbly and golden.

  4. STEP 4

    Place white baking chips and shortening in bowl. Microwave on Medium (50% power), stirring occasionally, 45-60 seconds or until chips are melted and smooth. Drizzle over bars. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Lift bars out of pan using foil ends; cut into bars. Store at room temperature in container with tight-fitting lid.

Tip #1

- To cool bars quickly; refrigerate bars 30 minutes.

Tip #2

- To crush pretzels; use a food processor or place pretzels in heavy-duty resealable food bag. Use a rolling pin to crush pretzels.

Tip #3

Variation: Cranberry Pretzel Cashew Bars: Substitute coarsely chopped cashews for macadamia nuts.

Nutrition (1 bar)

130 Calories
10 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
110 Sodium (mg)
11 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
Tried this recipe? Instagram it!
And don't forget to tag us @landolakesktchn.