Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cheese Bars

Course : Bars
Serves: 3
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1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar -- packed
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 package semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup cranberries -- dried or craisins
1 can sweetened condensed milk -- (1 can at 14 oz)
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons orange zest -- grated
1 package cream cheese -- (12 oz)

Preparation / Directions:

Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until creamy; beat in flour, oats and orange peel until crumbly. Stir in chocolate chips and cranberries; reserve 2 cups mixture. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of greased 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees 15 minutes. Beat cream cheese in small bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk. Pour over hot crust; sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. Return to oven and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes about 3 dozen.


Nutritional Information:

2065 Calories (kcal); 117g Total Fat; (49% calories from fat); 32g Protein; 235g Carbohydrate; 285mg Cholesterol; 1011mg Sodium

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