Caramel Date Bars with Cranberries and Walnuts

Caramel Date Bars with Cranberries and Walnuts

SheKnows
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Serving: 54
Amazingly rich, moist and fruity.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 2-1/3 cups flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped dates (optional: soak in brandy)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine cranberries and 2 tablespoons sugar; set aside.
  3. Combine 2 cups flour, oats, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, and baking soda. Stir in melted butter and mix well. Reserve 1 cup. Press remaining crumb mixture in bottom of 9" x 13" pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle dates, walnuts and cranberry mixture over crust.
  5. Combine caramel topping and remaining 1/3 cup flour; drizzle over fruits and nuts.
  6. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  7. Return to oven for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and cut into bars.

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