Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Cranberry Bars with Almond Frosting

I made these to take for an early birthday lunch for my friend Janet.  We all liked these bars.
Cranberry Bars with Almond Frosting
Paulette on Taste of Home BB


2 Eggs beaten well
1-1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Butter softened
1-1/2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla  Beth used 1 tsp
2 cups Whole Cranberries*
1 cup Chopped Walnuts

 *can use FROZEN cranberries but do NOT thaw before adding to the batter.

Beat eggs well and then mix thoroughly with sugar. Add butter, flour, baking powder, salt & vanilla and mix well.

Add cranberries and walnuts & mix.

Grease & flour a 9" x 13" pan. Spread batter in pan and bake at 350 for approximately 35 - 45 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Almond Frosting


4 oz Cream Cheese softened
1/2 cup Butter softened
3 cups Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Almond Extract
Sliced Almonds (optional)
Chopped Walnuts (optional)

Beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and almond extract until thoroughly mixed. Spread over cooled bars. Top with sliced almonds & chopped walnuts, if desired. Beth did not use


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