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Cranberry-Macadamia Bars

cranberry-macadamia bars Dessert
Cranberry-Macadamia Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 40

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

Updated November 9, 2009
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
16%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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