Caramel date bars with cranberries and walnuts

Yield: 24 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Cranberries
2 tablespoons PLUS 1/2 cup sugar; divided
2⅓ cup Flour; divided
2 cups Rolled oats
½ cup Packed light brown sugar
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 cup Butter or margarine; melted
1½ cup Chopped dates
⅓ cup Chopped walnuts; toasted
1 cup Caramel ice cream topping

Preheat oven to 350F. In small bowl, combine cranberries and 2 T sugar; set aside. In medium bowl stir together 2 c flour, oats, ½ c sugar, brown sugar, and baking soda. Stir in melted butter, blend well. Reserve 1c crumb mixture. Press remaining crumbs in bottom of 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle dates, walnuts and cranberry mixture evenly over crust.

Stir together caramel topping and remaining ⅓ c flour; drizzle over fruits and nuts. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Return to oven for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Recipe by: Sunsweet Date package Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 220 by Nancy Pallotta <nancee@...> on Nov 08, 1997

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