Cranberry Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

These bars are incredible. They are so rich with a shortbread like taste and the yummy cream cheese frosting on top. Even if you are not a big cranberry fan you will like these! A co-worker brought these to work and I kept sneaking more througout the day. I love them chilled. They are good anytime of year, but I especially love to make them in the fall and at Christmas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar and butter, add eggs.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, batter will be very stiff.
  3. Spread in a greased 13x9 pan.
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes at 350 (325 if using a glass pan).
  5. Spread frosting on when cool.
  6. They are really good chilled before serving.


Most Helpful

I've made these every thanksgiving for the last several years. I also take some to my offices every year. These are always a hit! My kids have been bugging me for weeks about making them. By far the best cranberry bars.

Jennifer K. November 19, 2016

Love these bars decided to make with the cranberries I had left over from making cranberry sauce. These are great!!

dohertyjuliette November 26, 2014

Loved them! I used dried cherries in place of the cranberries. Delicious!!!

jane49423 April 08, 2013

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