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Oatmeal Cranberry Bars

Thanksgiving leftovers are the best! But sometimes you end up with left over leftovers; like all that delicious homemade cranberry sauce that just doesn’t really go great with anything other than turkey and dressing.

Stop! Don’t throw that cranberry sauce away. Use it to make some delicious Oatmeal Cranberry Bars.


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking power
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 cups homemade cranberry sauce
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9x9 inch baking pan with foil, then spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry knife (or just use your fingers) until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Divide the mixture in half. Press one-half of the mixture into the prepared pan. Spoon the cranberry sauce on top of the mixture, spreading it evenly. Crumble the remaining oat mixture on top of the cranberry sauce layer.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  5. Cool completely, then cut into bars and enjoy with your favorite hot tea.

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