Cranberry Bars Recipe

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Cranberry bars make a delicious treat for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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24 servings SERVINGS


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped cranberries
  • Slivered almonds, toasted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar for 5 minutes with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, and beat for 2 more minutes. Add the flour and almond extract, and mix to combine.
  • Spread the batter in the prepared pan, and sprinkle with the cranberries.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Sprinkle the toasted slivered almonds on top. Return to the oven, and bake for another 5 minutes, or until the nuts are golden.
  • Cool completely in pan.
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