Chocolate, Cranberry & Oat Bars
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- Ready In:
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup non-hydrogenated margarine
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 eggs
- 4 semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, coarsely chopped (BAKER'S)
- 1⁄2 cup pecan pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 (degrees fahrenheit).
- Combine cranberries and orange juice in microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Let stand 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt; set aside.
- Beat margarine and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well blended after each addition.
- Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition Stir in cranberry mixture, chocolate and pecans.
- Spread dough firmly into a 13x9-inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake 20-22 minutes or until centre is set. Cool completely (on wire rack) before cutting to serve.
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