Tart and Tangy Cranberry Bars Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 30-40 minutes | Active Time: | Makes: 1 batch

These tart and tangy Cranberry Bars are one of my favorite treats. I’ve been craving cranberries lately and this gluten free dessert more than hits the spot when it comes to mouth puckering goodness.

  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 5 dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 6 cups fresh cranberries, picked over (discard bad ones)
  • 1 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  1. Place pecans and dates in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground
  2. Pulse in oil and salt until mixture begins to form a ball
  3. Press crust into an 8×8 inch greased baking dish
  4. Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes until lightly browned
  5. To make cranberry topping, place 4 cups cranberries, agave and orange zest in a pot on the stove
  6. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer 10-15 minutes, until cranberries start to dissolve
  7. Add remaining 2 cups cranberries and cook covered for 5 more minutes
  8. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes
  9. Pour mixture over pecan crust
  10. Allow bars to set for 60-90 minutes
  11. Serve

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