Chocolate, Cranberry & Oat Bars

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Kraft. These turned out so moist and delicious! Used 1 1/4 cup of brown sugar and will lower it next time to 1 cup to lower a bit the calories! Also used about 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips instead of the baking squares. You've got to try this! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Combine cranberries and orange juice in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 sec. Let stand 10 minute.
  3. Meanwhile, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  4. Beat margarine and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in cranberry mixture, chocolate and pecans.
  5. Spread dough into 13x9-inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Bake 25 to 30 minute or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting into bars.


Most Helpful

I love this recipe and have made it many times - this is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast! The only change that I make is to reduce the amount of dried cranberries to 1/2 cup and the orange juice to 1/8 cup and increase the amount of pecans. I also use chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips. Very good and easy!

anonymous December 16, 2010

Used a rounded cup of cranberries, but otherwise followed the recipe & had some GREAT TASTING BARS to serve my guests, all of whom appreciated the combo of flavors! Of course we're all chocoholics, so . . . Thanks for a great recipe & a keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Newest Zaar Tag cooking game]

Sydney Mike September 01, 2008

oh wow, fabulous! Even I like them, I don't have a sweet tooth and am generally just baking for the family, but I gave these a try -- love them! I followed your suggestions and cut the brown sugar to just one cup, which I think is perfect, and I used the 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips. Oh, and I used butter. Easy and healthy treats, these proved so popular that they're nearly all gone already, this will be a regular weekend bake! thank you Redsie, a winner!

Karen Elizabeth June 26, 2011

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