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Monday, May 12, 2008

Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars

Today is *Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars*. These are so good! They are great for the holidays. These are easy to make too. I was only able to get 20 bars in my batch, you might be able to get more than that if you make them smaller. They are quite fattening, but desserts usually are. You can probably use Splenda brown sugar blend in place of the brown sugar if you want to lower the carbs. Here is the recipe.

*Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars*

Servings: 20

2 Cups flour

1 1/2 Cups oats

3/4 Cup brown sugar, Packed, Plus

1 Tbl brown sugar, Packed

1 Cup butter, softened

8 Oz. cream cheese, softened

1 14 Oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1/4 Cup Real Lemon juice

1 16 Oz. can whole berry cranberry Sauce

2 Tbls. Cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350.

Using a mixer beat flour, oats, 3/4 cup brown sugar & butter until crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of mixture and Press remaining crumbs into a greased 13x9-inch pan.

Bake for 15 minutes until lightly brown.

Beat cream cheese until fluffy and add condensed milk and beat some more until smooth.

Stir in the lemon juice and spread over the hot mixture in pan.

Mix together the cranberry, cornstarch and the 1 tablespoon brown sugar.

Spoon over the cream cheese layer.

Top with the reserved crumbs.

Bake for 45 minutes, until golden brown.

Let cool and cut into bars.

Per Serving: 346 Cal (39% from Fat, 7% from Protein, 55% from Carb); 6g Protein; 15g Tot Fat; 9g Sat Fat; 4g Mono Fat; 48g Carb; 2g Fiber; 30g Sugar; 86mg Calcium; 1mg Iron; 180mg Sodium; 42mg Cholesterol

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