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Cranberry White Chocolate Orange Bars

Cranberry White Chocolate Orange BarsThese easy bars are sure to become a favorite "go-to" recipe for fall and winter holiday parties and potlucks.

Recipe Ingredients:

Bars:
1 package cranberry bread mix
1/2 cup water
1 large egg
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1 cup Ocean Spray® Cranberries, coarsely chopped, fresh or frozen
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In mixer bowl, combine Cranberry Bread Mix, water, egg and orange zest. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).
  3. By hand, stir in cranberries, white chocolate chips, and pecans. Spread into prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  5. To make glaze: In mixer bowl combine all glaze ingredients. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed and creamy (1 to 2 minutes).
  6. Spread glaze on top of cooled bars. Cut into 18 (3x6-inch) pieces.

Makes 18 bars.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.