Festive Cranberry Bog Holiday Bars

Whether you’ve got leftover cranberry jelly or not, these treats will be a hit at your next holiday gathering! So tasty, you may not want to wait for a holiday!


1 & 1/4 cup butter, softened, divided

1.5 cup packed brown sugar, divided

3.5 cup old-fashioned oats, divided

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce

½  cup finely chopped walnuts(optional if allergies)

Zest of one orange

½ cup chopped orange pulp 


In a large bowl, cream 1 C. butter and 1 C. brown sugar-when light and fluffy combine 2.5 C. oats and flour. Gradually add to the creamed mixture until crumbly.

Press into a greased 13×9-inch baking pan. Spread evenly with cranberry sauce. 

In a microwave, melt remaining butter; stir in the walnuts, remaining brown sugar and oats. Sprinkle over cranberry sauce. Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 25-30 minutes.

Cool & cut into bars.


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