Cranberry Bars

A yummy bar that is tart and sweet at the same time. Easy to put together and your home will smell wonderful while they're baking!

Yield

24 bars

Ingredients

1 (12 ounce) package whole cranberries
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
3/4 cup water
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 large eggs
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the cranberries, sugar, and water. Cook, stirring occasionally until all of the cranberries have popped, and the mixture is thick, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).

In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, melted butter, and eggs. Stir in the oats, brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon. Set aside about 1 1/2 cups of the mixture, and spread the rest into the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Pack down to form a solid crust, getting it as even as possible. Spread the cooled cranberry mixture over the crust. Pinch off pieces of the remaining mixture and place evenly over the cranberry layer.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is lightly browned. Cool in the pan on cooling rack for about 40 minutes before slicing into bars.

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