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Cranberry Macadamia Bars

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.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time



2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 tablespoons sugar


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


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 (1 bar)

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