Cranberry Bliss Bars

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Total Time
50mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
40 mins

This recipe was posted by request, thanks to GourmetGal who passed it on to me. The original poster is Lort.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. Beat butter and brown sugar until creamy.
  4. Gradually beat in flour, oats, and orange peel until crumbly.
  5. Stir in chocolate morsels and cranberries and stir well.
  6. Set aside 2 cups of this mixture.
  7. Press remaining mixture into the greased pan and bake in the pre heated oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  9. Gradually add the sweetened condensed milk.
  10. After 15 minutes remove the baking pan and pour cream cheese mixture over the hot crust.
  11. Sprinkle onto the cream cheese mixture the reserved crumb mixture.
  12. Bake for another 25 minutes.
  13. Remove and cool pan on a wire rack.
Most Helpful

5 5

These tasty little bars are very similar to the Cranberry Bliss Bars sold at Starbucks for $2 each. They are sinfully delish and I recommend you put yourself on a rationing system. I did use nonfat sweetened condensed milk and low fat cream cheese to help my guilt a little, still wonderful, now I can cut bigger pieces! Oh, I did use orange-flavored dried cranberries too- wonderful.

3 5

I made these for my daughters baptism and they were just not as good as I was hoping for. I followed the recipe to a tee, My guests as well as I found that there was just to much of an "orange taste". I might try these again without the orange zest or maybe only half a teaspoon. I will post again if I try it without the orange.

5 5

These are delicious. They are a sell out at bake sales and a huge hit at pot lucks. They are rich but wonderful.