Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Bars Recipe
These Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Bars are made with fresh cranberries, oatmeal and pecans for an easy sweet little bite or main dessert for any holiday occasion.
I do love cranberry season, don’t you? There is something so uplifting about those perky tart red berries that just puts a smile on my face. Each year when they start popping up at our local grocers, I can hardly pass them up. They are so vibrant and colorful! I usually grab a bag or two to use in recipes and decorations.
Over the years we have enjoyed cooking with them in both fresh and dried form in some of our favorite recipes, like Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy, Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Muffins Recipe, or these scrumptious Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Bars. Cranberries always bring a bit of life to the flavor party, not to mention color too!
These Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Bars are no exception. They are a sweet and tart bite balanced with nutty pecans and crunchy oatmeal, and they sure are a pretty addition to any holiday dessert menu. Of course, these bars are perfect for sharing at holiday potlucks. They’re so easy to pack and take along.
Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Bars are about as easy as it gets to making homemade treats. They are kind of like pie in that way, only easier. These are perfect as a small sweet treat to enjoy with coffee or hot tea, or serve larger portions, slightly warmed and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for one delicious dessert. Oh my goodness, I’m wanting to make another batch right now just thinking about it!
These east Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Bars can be made ahead of time by a couple of days and kept covered and refrigerated. Or wrap tightly in plastic wrap, slip into a freezer zip-top bag and freeze for up to a month. Allow to come to room temperature before serving. Enjoy!
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For Cranberry Nut Topping: