Peanut Butter and Cranberry Bars

Recipe by Queenkungfu
READY IN: 1hr 22mins
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 16 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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