Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars

Cream Cheese Bars Recipe
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2 Reviews
Cranberry, cream cheese and chocolate chips create this easy bar.
20 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
36 bars

Ingredients

Crust

1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup
all-purpose flour
1/2 cup
uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon
freshly grated orange zest
1 cup
mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup
sweetened dried cranberries, chopped

Filling

4 ounces
cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup
sugar
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1 teaspoon
vanilla

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Combine butter and brown sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, oats and orange zest; beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips and cranberries. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture.
  3. Firmly press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  4. Combine cream cheese and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Add whipping cream and vanilla, beat until smooth.
  5. Pour cream cheese mixture evenly over hot, partially baked crust. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture gently over filling. Continue baking 27-30 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

For additional orange flavor, use orange-flavored sweetened dried cranberries.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
14g
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Sodium
35mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

The base of this bar is exceptional. However, my filling did not set up good as a 'bar'. It was very soft. Perhaps this is the way it is suppose to be.

Rating

This was a big hit with my family tonight! Might even make them next year during the holidays to give away to friends. It's hard not to keep eating them. Love the cranberry, chocolate, oatmeal, cream cheese combo. I didn't use the orange peel this time around and they were still good. Next time I'll try it w/ the orange peel.

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