Gluten-Free Vanilla Chip Cranberry Bars

Gluten-Free Vanilla Chip Cranberry Bars

Enjoy a taste of sweet, tart and salty with this easy layer bar.

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1 1/2
cups Betty Crocker™ All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend
cup gluten-free oats
cup sugar
teaspoon xanthan gum
teaspoon salt
cup cold butter, cut in small pieces
cup cold water
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
package (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips
cup sweetened dried cranberries
cup salted shelled pistachio nuts
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, allowing edges to hang over pan; spray foil with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir together flour blend, oats, sugar, xanthan gum and salt. Cut in cold butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mixture in opposite directions) until mixture looks crumbly. Stir in cold water just until moistened (mixture will remain crumbly). Pat mixture in bottom of pan.
  3. Bake 15 minutes. Spread sweetened condensed milk over hot crust. Sprinkle chips, cranberries and pistachio nuts evenly over milk. Press toppings down with fork.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until light brown. Cool on cooling rack. Lift out of pan by foil hanging over edges. Cut into 8 rows by 5 rows.
Makes 40 bars
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Cooking Gluten Free?
Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
Go ahead and substitute milk chocolate chips for the white vanilla baking chips and chopped walnuts for the pistachio nuts.
This recipe was created for our new Betty Crocker® Gluten-Free Rice Flour Blend available in grocery stores in late July. Until then, feel free to try this recipe using any gluten-free all-purpose rice flour blend found in larger supermarkets and co-ops.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 85mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 14g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 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.