Saturday 9 October 2010

Chocolate, Cranberry & Oat Bars

Adapated from Kraft foods
1 cup dried cranberries (substitute raisins for the cranberries)
1/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar (I used white granulated sugar)
2 eggs
1/2 cup Chocolate chips
1 tbsp Orange Sugar-1 tbsp (rub orange zest into vanilla sugar, and let it dry in a very low oven)
1/2 cup chopped Almonds (in original recipe Pecan Pieces are used)

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Combine cranberries and orange juice in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high 30 sec. Let stand 10 min.
  • Meanwhile, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • Beat margarine and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  • Stir in cranberry mixture, chocolate and almonds or pecans.
  • Spread dough into 13x9-inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 25 to 30 min. or until lightly browned.
  • Cool completely on wire rack before cutting into bars

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  1. wow...those look good swapna...

  2. Looks really good and yup healthy too.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. very healthy. these are good for breakfast with yogurt or milk. very inviting clicks.

  4. Wow these bars are so tempting...yum


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