Chocolate Chip Cranberry Nut Bars

12 Cookie Bars
55 min

I made these on a cold, snowy day—what better way to spend a day like that than baking something yummy, right? You can use frozen cranberries or fresh, although fresh can be hard to find sometimes. You'll need an 8 x 8" square pan to make these—a 9 x 9" pan won't work as well. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips in my bars, but you could use white, milk, or dark chocolate chips instead—whatever kind of chips you like best!

These bars take about 40 minutes to bake—the top of the bars bake up with a glossy sheen which may make you think they aren’t done baking, but give it the toothpick test—after 40 to 42 minutes, they should be done! The edges will be golden and the center area just very lightly golden.

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Nut Bars
Recipe details
  • 12  Cookie Bars
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 55 min
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  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted (salted or unsalted butter)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or use white, milk, or dark chocolate)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch baking pan; set aside.
In large bowl, beat eggs, then add the sugar and vanilla extract, beating until well blended.
Stir in the flour and melted butter, blending everything well.
Add the cranberries, chopped nuts, and chocolate chips, mixing gently until these are evenly incorporated into the batter.
Spread batter evenly in prepared pan and bake at 350˚F for 40 to 42 minutes or until edges are golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cool completely, then cut into large or small bars.
NancyC |
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  • Page Bellamy Page Bellamy on Mar 07, 2023

    I’d like to know if f you can substitute raspberries for the cranberries?