Cranberry Macadamia Bars

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

Yield

40 bars

Ingredients

1 (1 pound 1.5 ounce) 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

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 9-inch square baking pan with Pan Release or baking spray with flour.

Blend cookie mix, 1/3 cup butter and egg in bowl until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of prepared baking pan.

Bake for 15 minutes.

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 additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

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.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes

Storage

Store tightly covered at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135; Total Fat: 8 g; Cholesterol: 14 mg; Sodium: 55 mg; Total Carbs: 15.3 g (Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g); Protein: 1.1 g

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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