Cranberry Macadamia Bars

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cranberry macadamia bars

Delicious cranberry macadamia bars can be a decorative dessert or fun snack bars for kids.

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  • 24 barsServings

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cold butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Preparation

Crust:

1. Heat oven to 350. 

2. Combine all crust ingredients in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 

3. Press into ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly browned. 

Filling:

1. Combine all filling ingredients in medium bowl; mix well. Carefully spread filling over hot, partially baked crust.

2. Bake for 22-27 minutes or until golden brown.

Glaze:

1. Combine powdered sugar, orange peel and enough orange juice for desired glazing consistency in a small bowl.

2. Drizzle glaze over warm bars. Cool completely.