Posted: 11/25/2011 11:42:03 PM
I substituted dried cranberries instead of fresh cranberries & chopped walnuts instead of pretzels. They are delicious. Everyone loves them.
Posted: 1/18/2011 2:13:16 PM
I've modified this recipe and it's become a family favorite. All is the same except I substitute 1 cup DRIED CHERRIES instead of the fresh cranberries (chop the dried cherries in half, and 1 cup CHOPPED PECANS instead of the pretzels. DIVINE. Try it!
Posted: 12/21/2010 7:24:05 AM
I doubled the recipe for a party. To cover a 9x13 pan you do need two packages of dough. I baked it for 20 minutes before adding the toppings. The toppings did not need to be doubled because it was too much. In the future I will double the dough but only add the toppings for one batch - I think the toppings should be halved regardless.
The flavor combination is great though - the cranberries are the perfect foil for the sweet chocolate chips.
Posted: 12/20/2010 11:12:28 PM
I replaced the crust; Spray the pan well with Pam first. Mix 1& 1/3C graham cracker crumbs and a stick of melted butter. Press into the pan and then layer all the other goodies. Cook for 25 minutes and cool completely. Super yummy.
Posted: 12/20/2010 9:32:59 AM
I wish I had read the reviews! I baked the cookie crust for more like 25 minutes, so I was very surprised that the middle seemed like it wasn't quite done! They smell heavenly with the orange, but I wish the pretzels were crunchier. They're not the worst of the new recipes I tried this holiday season, but they're still not really good enough to make again.
Posted: 12/18/2010 7:16:30 PM
Terril1979, the crust I made had 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup oatmeal, 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup soft butter. Blend them together and press into a 9x13 greased pan. Then I baked it 18 or so minutes, just like the original recipe does with the cookie dough base.
Posted: 12/16/2010 10:11:39 PM
This recipe looks inviting, and I cant wait to bakw them!
Posted: 12/16/2010 9:15:12 AM
Would you please give the amounts for your homemade crust?
Posted: 12/15/2010 7:13:59 AM
After reading other reviews, I replaced the cookie base with a homemade crust of flour, butter, brown sugar and oatmeal, and baked that 15 minutes before adding the milks & toppings. I also used orange flavored dried cranberries. They held up wonderfully and taste really good. Thank you for the recipe!
Posted: 12/13/2010 12:23:19 PM
I agree with Margaret642. These were very soggy in the middle. I think you might need to either bake them a little bit longer or cut them into bars right out of the refrigerator. I'm going to make them again and try both of those ideas. I don't think the parchment paper would help.