Cranberry Oat Bars

cranberry oat bars

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.

6 thoughts on “Cranberry Oat Bars”

  1. Interesting looking recipe… I’m not much on cranberry but I know someone who loves them. I will share this with them! Thank you!

  2. That’s a great idea. My mom usually has the cranberry sauce so I will have to tell her about this one

  3. Those look delish! I love the idea of putting an oat topping on the cranberry sauce – I’m not a fan of sauce plain.

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