Bars: Cranberry-Macadamia Bars

posted by Linda in MO 12-04-102 12:38 PM

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Cranberry-Macadamia Bars
Recipe By : Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies 2002, pg. 76
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies/Brownies
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/4 c. All-purpose flour
3/4 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Butter
1 c. Finely chopped macadamias -- can sub. hazelnuts or pecans
1 1/4 c. Sugar
2 Beaten eggs
2 T. Milk
1 t. Finely shredded orange peel
1 t. Vanilla
1 c. Finely chopped fresh cranberries
1/2 c. Coconut

Crust: In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour and 3/4 c sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 c of the nuts. Press the flour mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 F oven for 10-15 minutes or until crust is light brown around edges.

Topping: Combine the 1 1/4 c sugar, eggs, milk, orange peel, and vanilla. Beat until combined. Pour over the hot crust. Sprinkle with the remaining nuts, cranberries, and coconut.

Bake in the 350 F oven for 30 minutes more or until golden. Cool slightly in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars while still warm. Cool completely.

Note: Store in fridge for 3 days or can be frozen for up to 3 months.

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