Cranberry-Macadamia Bars

Cranberry-Macadamia Bars

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

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

40

bars

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.
Makes 40 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Cut bars in triangles to create a new look for your cookie tray.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 65mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 11g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.