Peanut Butter and Cranberry Bars

Total Time
1hr 22mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 37 mins

I have never made this recipe, but it looks yummy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 8x8x2 inch baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl combine cranberries and water.
  4. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes; drain well and set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup of peanut butter until well combined.
  6. Beat in brown sugar.
  7. Beat in flour on low speed (mixture will be crumbly).
  8. Stir in peanuts and cranberries.
  9. Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture.
  10. Press remaining mixture into pan.
  11. Bake for 12 minutes.
  12. Meanwhile for filling, in a medium bowl beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  13. Add egg, 2/3 cup peanut butter and lemon juice; beat until well combined.
  14. Spread over crust.
  15. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over filling and press in lightly.
  16. Bake about 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
  17. Cut into bars.


Most Helpful

These were AMAZING. I've been requested by co-workers to make them again for an upcoming baby shower. They are a HUGE hit at home and work.

pennylane_jm June 05, 2011

Oh my gosh, these deserve 10 stars! Sooooo good! I left out the chopped peanuts (forgot to buy them) but I had extra chunky peanut butter so I don't think they suffered without. I also used light cream cheese. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

flower7 November 28, 2008

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