Oatmeal-Cranberry-Sour Cream Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe 2006! Oatmeal cookie mix creates a head start to a fruit-filled bar cookie. Yum!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 16

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ oatmeal cookie mix
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
3/4
cup sour cream
3
tablespoons sugar
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg yolk
1
cup dried cranberries
1/2
cup coarsely chopped pecans

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving 1 inch of foil extending up over sides of pan. Spray foil-lined pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir cookie mix, cinnamon, butter and egg until stiff dough forms. Reserve 1/4 of the dough. Press remaining dough in bottom of foil-lined pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir sour cream, sugar, lemon peel, vanilla and egg yolk until well blended. Stir in cranberries. Spread over crust. Stir pecans into reserved oatmeal dough; crumble over cranberry mixture.
  • 4 Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until top is light brown. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate 2 hours. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2006 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!

Lining the baking pan with foil eliminates sticking and makes for easy cleanup.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.