I usually make a ton of cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, and no matter what I tell myself each year, I always make far more than I need. So, I freeze the leftovers for later use. This year, I totally forgot about the leftovers in the freezer until I had to clean it out to make room for our beef order. I was happily surprised when I found a couple of bags of this deliciousness. So, I decided to make some cranberry sauce bars.
Cranberry Sauce Bars
* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup oatmeal
* 2/3 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 cup butter, melted
* 1 cup whole cranberry sauce, drained
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients: flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, baking powder, and melted butter, until crumbly (large crumbs). Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture. Press the remainder into an ungreased 8 or 9 inch square pan. Spoon and spread the cranberry sauce over the crumb mixture. Sprinkle with the reserved crumbs and gently pat.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and cut in bars. (Store in the refrigerator.)
Makes 16-24 bars.