Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Cranberry Macadamia Bars



1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
1/2 cup finely chopped macafamia nuts, hazelnuts, or pecans
2 beaten eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, or pecans
1 cup finely chopped cranberries
1/2 cup coconut

Stir together flour and the 3/4 cup of sugar in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry belnder tillm ixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts. Press flour mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350ºF oven for 10 to 15 minutes or till the crust is lightly browned around the edges.

Meanwhile, combine the eggs, the 1 1/4 cup sugat, milk, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat till combined. Pour over the hot crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup nuts, the cranberries, and coconut.

Bake in the 350ºF oven for 30 minutes or till golden. Cool slightly in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars while still warm. Cool completely in pan.

Makes 24.

2 comments:

All Things Jennifer said...

I just bought Macadamia nuts yesterday for some reason too! Sounds like I have a winner! :)

Erika said...

You certainly won't be disappointed Jennifer!