Chocolate Cake Mix Cranberry Bars

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

For those of us who love cranberries AND bars, here's a great looking recipe from The Joy of Cranberries: That Tangy Red Treat cookbook!

Top Review by Shelby Jo

OMG. These are fantastic! I was unsure about the cranberry in this but it works perfectly. I did mess up and used all of the batter as the crust so I didn't have any left over to put on top but they were still great. Give me a plate of these and a tall glass of milk and I'm a happy camper :) Thanks so much for posting!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & grease a 13"x9" baking pan.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, heat caramels & 1/3 cup of the half & half, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until caramels are melted. Then, stir until smooth & remove from heat & set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cake mix, remaining 1/3 cup half & half, butter & vanilla until smooth. Pat half of this mixture into bottom of prepared baking pan & bake 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven & spread evenly with warm caramel mixture.
  5. In another bowl, stir cranberry sauce, then spoon over caramel layer.
  6. Sprinkle remaining cake mixture over cranberry layer, then top with a sprinkling of pecans.
  7. Return to oven & bake another 30 minutes.
  8. Cool in pan on wire rack before cutting into bars.

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