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Double Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Bars

Double Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Bars. Oh so gooey good! A twist on magic bars using white and dark chocolate, pecans and dried cranberries (or try dried cherries). They freeze well too.

Double Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Bars

Double Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Bars

This is a recipe of Spouse’s that really reminds me of a similar square that we always made during the holidays. I remember those simply as “Christmas Squares” or “Magic Squares” with a graham wafer crumb bottom and then layers of chocolate chips, coconut, chopped walnuts and condensed milk.

I prefer this version, not only for the chewy dried cranberries that are great with chocolate but for the toasted pecans as well, which I’ve always preferred to walnuts. These freeze pretty well too, so if there’s still room in your Christmas freezer, perhaps you could reserve a small corner for these decadent treats.

Double Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Bars

Double Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Bars

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Double Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Double Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Bars - oh so gooey good! A twist on magic bars using white and dark chocolate, pecans and dried cranberries (or try dried cherries). They freeze well too.
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 2 dozen cookie bars
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Ingredients
  • cups graham wafer crumbs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cups toasted pecans toast them on a cookie sheet in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 3 minutes
  • cups roughly chopped dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. Line the sides and bottom of a 9 inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the graham wafer crumb bottom. Mix together the graham wafer crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
  3. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
  4. For the top layer mix together the sweetened milk, eggs and vanilla.
  5. Stir in all of the remaining ingredients.
  6. Spread on top of the prepared base and bake at 350 degrees f for about 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares and serving.
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Jan

Saturday 19th of December 2020

I would love to make the double chocolate cranberry pecan bars, but as I live in Australia I do not know what I can use in place of the graham crumbs.

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 24th of October 2012

Yes Kathy, they will be excellent too. Dried cherries are also a good choice.

Kathy

Tuesday 23rd of October 2012

Do you think craisins would work in place of the dried cranberries?

Anonymous

Monday 7th of November 2011

I love making cookies from Christmas, my only problem is I'm the only one in my house with a sweet tooth. Can you make a list of the cookies that freeze well. This way I can take them out on a as wanted bases, or as needed, when I have company.If these are all good for freezing, then thats awesome.

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