|Most fun I think I've ever had!|
|Yum! Cranberry Oatmeal Bars|
Since Christmas time is cranberry season I've decided to surprise Rick with a batch of homemade Soaring Cranberry Bars but cannot find Plain Dried Dates anywhere. I've found sugar frosted dried dates and fresh dates, but no plain, simple dried dates, so I borrowed Mom's dehydrator and purchased fresh dates, sliced them in half and am patiently waiting for them to dry.
|Tick tock, tick tock...:-)|
Soaring Cranberry Bars
1 C dried cranberries 1/2 C sugar
2 T sugar 1/2 C brown sugar
2 C all purpose flour 1 C melted unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 1/4 C dried dates, chopped
2 C dried oats (Quaker Oat Brand) 3/4 C pecans, chopped
1 1/2 C caramel sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 13 x 9 baking pan
Mix together cranberries and sugar. Set aside
In mixing bowl combine, flour, baking soda, dried oats, sugar and brown sugar.
Add melted butter and mix until crumble like texture. Reserve 1 cup of this for the topping.
Press the flour-oats mix onto the bottom of the baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle the cranberry-sugar mix, dates and pecan over the baked bottom.
Pour caramel over top.
Take the 1 cup reserved topping mix and place over the filling and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before cutting.
Enjoy, and think of Soaring! Love, love, love these!