Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cheese Bars
  • Servings: 36
  • 1 c Butter or margarine, (2 sticks or 1/2 LB)
  • 1 c Brown sugar; packed
  • 2 c Flour
  • 1 1/2 c Rolled oats
  • 2 ts Orange zest; grated
  • 1 pk Semisweet chocolate chips, 12oz
  • 1 c Cranberries; dried (4oz)
  • 1 pk Cream cheese; (8oz)
  • 1 1/4 c Sweetened condensed milk, (1 can at 14oz)
  1. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until creamy; beat in flour, oats and orange peel until crumbly.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips and cranberries; reserve 2 cups mixture.
  3. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of greased 13-by-9-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees 15 minutes.
  5. Beat cream cheese in small bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk.
  6. Pour over hot crust; sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.
  7. Return to oven and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set.
  8. Cool in pan on wire rack.
This is a recipe that I have been makeing for a couple of years now. Sorry I am not sure where I first got the recipe but its one of our favorite bar cookies.