Buttermilk Cranberry Bars
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Serves: 48 servings
 
Ingredients
  • Bars
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2½ cups cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Bars
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Grease one 15 x 10 inch pan.
  4. In medium mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and Buttermilk Blend; set aside.
  5. In large mixing bowl beat together butter and sugars until smooth.
  6. Stir in water, orange juice and egg.
  7. Beat in dry ingredients until dough is smooth.
  8. Do not overbeat.
  9. Fold in nuts, cranberries and orange zest.
  10. Dough will be stiff.
  11. Pour into prepared pan.
  12. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
  13. Cool then frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
  14. Cream Cheese Frosting
  15. Blend cream cheese with milk.
  16. Add powdered sugar and enough milk to make a frosting of spreading consistency.
  17. Add vanilla and beat until smooth.
  18. Spread on cooled bars.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 114 Fat: 3g Saturated fat: 2g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 21g Sugar: 14g Sodium: 94mg Fiber: 0g Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 12mg
Recipe by SacoFoods at http://www.sacofoods.com/buttermilk-cranberry-bars/