Cranberry-Almond Triangles

Relish these delicious cranberry and almond bars – a delightful dessert.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24

3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup quick-cooking oats
1/2
cup powdered sugar
3/4
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup cherry-flavored sweetened dried cranberries
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup light corn syrup
2
tablespoons whipping cream
3/4
cup sliced almonds
1/2
cup milk chocolate chips

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat flour, oats and powdered sugar with electric mixer on low speed until mixed. Add 1/2 cup of the butter. Mix on low speed until well combined (mixture will be crumbly). Press mixture in pan. Sprinkle with cranberries; lightly push into dough. Bake 15 minutes or until very light golden brown.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, stir brown sugar, corn syrup, remaining 1/4 cup butter and the whipping cream. Cook over medium-high heat until smooth and mixture boils, stirring frequently. Boil 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in almonds.
  • 4 Sprinkle chocolate chips over partially baked crust; let stand 2 minutes. Spread melted chips over cranberries. Immediately spoon hot almond mixture over chocolate; spread carefully.
  • 5 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly and almonds start to brown. Cool completely. Use foil to lift bars from pan; remove foil. Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows; cut each square diagonally into 2 triangles.

Expert Tips

Dried fruits tend to darken as they are exposed to air. For the brightest color, use a fresh package of sweetened dried cranberries.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.