Winter Harvest Cookie Bars

Refrigerated sugar cookies kick start this dessert recipe that also features nuts, granola, dried cranberries and vanilla chips for a hearty sweet treat. From Jessica Beaver, Bake-Off® Monthly Challenge.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 2 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 24

Ingredients

4
oats 'n honey crunchy granola bars (2 pouches from 8.9-oz box)
1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
1
cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
1
cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1
cup sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. While granola bars are still in pouches, use rolling pin to crush bars. In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in crushed granola bars until blended. Press dough in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix cranberries, baking chips and walnuts. Sprinkle evenly over dough. With hands, gently press mixture into top of dough. Drizzle with condensed milk.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown and top is lightly browned. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    240
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    115mg
    115%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    25g
    25%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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