Leftover Cranberry Sauce Bars

One of the many great things about Thanksgiving dinner is all the leftovers! But what do you do with the cranberry sauce? Try these homemade bars that are easy to make and downright delicious!
PREP TIME15 minutes
COOK TIME55 minutes
TOTAL TIME1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold butter, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1 cup leftover cranberry sauce, room temperature – any flavor


Preheat oven to 325* F
Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
Combine flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a food processor and pulse 2 or 3 times until blended. (if you do not have a food processor, use a hand pastry blender)
Add the butter and pulse 8-10 times until the mixture forms large, coarse crumbs the size of small peas. (Or use your hand pastry blender.)
Remove 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture and set aside.
Press remaining crumb mixture into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the prepared pan.
Drop teaspoons of the cranberry sauce evenly over the crust, then spread it gently with the back of the spoon to cover the crust.
Sprinkle reserved crumbs evenly over the jam layer.
Bake until the top is lightly browned, 50 – 55 minutes.
Transfer to a rack and let cool until firm, about 2 hours (or chill until firm).
Using a sharp knife, cut into 12 squares.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Recipe from https://numstheword.com/

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