Cranberry Cheese Bars

Course : Desserts
Serves: 32
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick cooking or old fashioned oats -- uncooked
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar -- plus 1 tablepoon, divided
1 cup butter or margarine -- softened
1 3/4 cups MandMs Chocolate Mini Baking Bits -- divided
8 ounces cream cheese
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce -- 16oz

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 13x9x2 inch baking pan; set aside. In large bowl combine flour, oats, 3/4 cup sugar and butter; mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture for topping. Stir 1/2 cup MandM's Chocolate Mini Baking Bits into remaining crumb mixture; press into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool completely. In large bowl beat cream cheese until light and fluffy; gradually mix in condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla until smooth. Pour evenly over crust. In small bowl combine remaining 1 tablespoon sugar, cornstarch and cranberry sauce. Spoon over cream cheese mixture. Stir remaining 1 1/4 cups MandM's Chocolate Mini Baking Bits into reserved crumb mixture. Sprinkle over cranberry mixture. Bake 40 minutes. Cool at room temperature; refrigerate before cuttin. Store in refrigerator in tightly covered container. Makes 32 b


Nutritional Information:

157 Calories (kcal); 9g Total Fat; (51% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 27mg Cholesterol; 94mg Sodium

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