Cranberry Bars with Cream Cheese FrostingWhen I place a pan of these bars in the teachers’ lounge and come back…
Cranberry Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 3/4 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup white baking chips 1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts FROSTING: 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in eggs, sour cream and extracts.
In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Fold in baking chips, cranberries and walnuts.
Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes.
Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
For frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.
Beat in confectioners’ sugar; spread over top.
Sprinkle with cranberries.
Cut into bars or triangles.
Nutrition Facts 1 bar:
- 166 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.