Cranberry-Macadamia Bars

Marry macadamia nuts and cranberries with an easy sugar cookie base to create an easy holiday bar.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 40

1
pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
egg
1/3
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1
cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
1/2
cup white vanilla baking chips
1
teaspoon oil

  • 1 Blend cookie mix, 1/3 cup butter and egg until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of greased 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350°F 15 minutes.
  • 2 Heat 1/3 cup butter, brown sugar and cranberries over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Spoon and spread cranberry mixture evenly over partially baked cookie base. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely.
  • 3 In resealable freezer plastic bag, mix baking chips and oil; seal bag. Microwave on High 30 to 45 seconds, squeezing mixture in bag every 15 seconds until smooth. Cut 1/4-inch top from corner of bag; drizzle over bars.

Expert Tips

Cut bars in triangles to create a new look for your cookie tray.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
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; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.