White Chocolate Cranberry Bars
White chocolate and cranberries are a great flavor combination.
Yield: 27 bars
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 40 to 45 minutes
As needed Mazola No-Stick Canola or Butter Flavored Cooking Spray
2/3 cup Mazola Vegetable Plus! Oil
OR Mazola Canola Oil
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon Spice Islands 100% Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Argo Baking Powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup slivered almonds
Optional glaze: 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon shortening
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 13 x 9-inch pan with parchment paper or foil, leaving a 1-inch overhang. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
Combine oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla in mixing bowl; stir well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl, stirring to blend. Add to oil mixture and stir until well mixed. Fold in white chocolate chips, cranberries and almonds. Transfer to prepared pan.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until light brown and firm in center. Remove from oven and cool in baking pan. Cool completely prior to cutting. To cut, transfer from baking pan to a cutting board. Slice using a sharp serrated knife and gentle sawing motion.
Optional: To garnish bars with a drizzle of chocolate, place 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 20 seconds at a time if needed to completely melt. Stir until very smooth. Drizzle over bars with a spoon. OR, transfer to a resealable plastic bag. Snip a tiny corner and squeeze chocolate over bars.