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Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars

Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars. A differently delicious take on one of the easiest and quickest bar cookies ever invented. The tart pop of the cranberries works well with the sweet white chocolate and the crunch of the toasty almonds. A perfect Holiday baking recipe.

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Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars

Magic cookie bars are one of the most popular Holiday baking recipes out there. I remember making them, even as a very young child.

This recipe owes its popularity to its ease of preparation.  The preparation is essentially just layers the ingredients before baking. This is a baking recipe even for those who do not bake.

Cranberries for Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars

Cranberries for Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars

I’ve seen many variations of this recipe over the years using different nuts and dried fruits too. In this recipe, I really like the contrast of the tart cranberries with the sweet white chocolate…and it looks a bit more festive too.

White Chocolate Chips for Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars

White Chocolate Chips for Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars

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Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars - a differently delicious take on one of the easiest and quickest bar cookies ever invented. The tart pop of the cranberries works well with the sweet white chocolate and the crunch of the toasty almonds. A perfect Holiday baking recipe.
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Ingredients
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • cups white chocolate chips
  • cups fresh cranberries
  • cups sweetened condensed milk 14 oz can
  • 2 cups roughly chopped almonds
Instructions
  1. First choose the size of pan you prefer. The bars in the photo are baked in a 9x9 pan because I like them thicker but if you prefer these can be baked in a 9x13 pan for thinner bars. Lightly grease the pan and line it with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the graham crumbs, sugar and butter and press firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Sprinkle the white chocolate chips evenly over the base.
  4. Sprinkle the cranberries evenly over the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cranberries and white chocolate.
  6. Finally sprinkle on the nuts and press down lightly.
  7. The 9x9 pan will bake for 45-50 minutes and the 9x13 pan for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  8. Cool completely in the pan before cutting in bars or squares.

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JanetBradley

Thursday 26th of October 2017

Wicked squares, I made them in 9x13, cut in 24 and SIX of my 14 guests requested the recipe!! I didn't cut the cranberries and they burst during baking. Don't worry like I did if they seem wet when you take them out of the oven, I had 2 hours oven to table so I put them in the freezer for second hour.

Kate

Wednesday 10th of December 2014

These look beautiful! I'm going to make them soon. One question, please...Do you chop up the cranberries before adding them?

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 12th of December 2014

Only if they are very large.

Alice

Saturday 5th of July 2014

I heard white chocolate rasberry cookies are delicious. Could you invent a great recipe? I can't find a good recipe. Thanks, AB

Barry C. Parsons

Sunday 6th of July 2014

Are these cookie squares? Can you describe them better it you've had them before?

Sara Connolly

Wednesday 11th of December 2013

You really put a lot of work into the photographs that go along with your posts. This one is really beautiful, with the candles in the background.

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