Cranberry Macadamia Bars
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Cranberry Macadamia Bars

An orange glaze complements this bar filled with dried cranberries, coconut and macadamia nuts. Easy to serve to a crowd, this dessert recipe makes a great addition to Thanksgiving or Christmas get-togethers.

25
bars
20 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Crust

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

2 tablespoons sugar

Filling

1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1 (3.25-ounce) jar (2/3 cup) macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

1/3 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs slightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all crust ingredients in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned.

  3. STEP 3

    Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients in medium bowl until well mixed. Carefully spread filling over hot, partially baked crust. Bake 22-27 minutes or until golden brown.

  4. STEP 4

    Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, orange zest and enough orange juice for desired glazing consistency in small bowl. Drizzle glaze over warm bars. Cool completely.

Nutrition

110Calories
6Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
65Sodium (mg)
15Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  December 23, 2016

Good flavor but crust is to thin, I suggest doubling the crust recipe.

— says Michelle
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  November 13, 2013

Came out just as pictured--very quick and easy! Much requested at work!

— says Alesia
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