Cranberry Crumble Bars

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On The Twelfth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… Cranberry Crumble Bars! Merry Christmas!!!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 45-50 minutes.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, and brown sugar. Stir in butter until butter and flour/oats are combined. Set aside 2/3 cup of the mixture for the topping. To form the bottom crust, press the remainder of the mixture into prepared baking dish.


Meanwhile, to make the filling, combine the cranberries, mandarin oranges, jello mix, and sweetener in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium high heat for 20-25 minutes, or until berries have popped, and mixture is beginning to thicken.


Pour filling over crust, and sprinkle remainder of the oat mixture over the top of the cranberry filling. Bake for 35 minutes, turn oven off, and allow bars to sit in the oven for an additional 15 minutes, (this allows cranberry filling to set).


Remove bars from the oven and allow to cool the rest of the way. Cut bars into 9 even squares. Enjoy!


For the Base and Topping:
1 cup Quick cooking oats
1/2 cup Whole wheat pastry flour (or all purpose flour)
1/3 cup Packed brown sugar (or sugar free version use Ideal™ brown sugar)1
1/4 cup Butter, softened
For Filling:
1 pkg(12 oz) Fresh cranberries
1(15 oz can) Mandarin oranges
1/2 tbs Sugar free orange jello mix (dry mix)
1/4 cupBaking stevia OR 1/2 cup sweetener of choice that measures like sugar 2

1 Ideal is a brand of sweetener that is new and is made with 99% all natural sugar alternatives for less calories than normal sugar, and 0 grams of sugar

2 I used NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend. If using packets of stevia, I recommend using about 6-8, or adjust according to taste.

Nutrition Breakdown

9 Bars
150 Calories Per Bar
5 g Fat
35 g Carbohydrate
4 g Fiber
17 g Sugar
2 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Leah said:

Looks wonderfully tasty! Added the few ingredients to my shopping list.

Have a Merry CHRISTmas!


December 23rd, 2011 — 7:22am  |  Reply

Angie Lingo said:

This looks amazing!!! Do you think brown sugar splenda would work okay?

December 23rd, 2011 — 9:04am  |  Reply

Katrina said:

These are beautiful! Love that crumble!

December 23rd, 2011 — 9:57am  |  Reply

Rach said:

These are so pretty!

December 23rd, 2011 — 1:27pm  |  Reply

Shannon from Healthiful Balance said:

I seriously cant get over how awesome all your recipes are and how great the pictures are!!

December 24th, 2011 — 12:56am  |  Reply

Haley @ Fit Young and Fabulous said:

I have LOVED all of the wonderful recipes! And I am SO looking forward to new ones and Christmas pictures! (: Merry Christmas!

December 24th, 2011 — 9:18pm  |  Reply

lisa said:

these look so fresh and yummy! so pretty too :)

December 28th, 2011 — 6:26pm  |  Reply

Lori said:

Easy to make and so tasty! Awesome recipe. LOVE the photos!

August 28th, 2012 — 7:36pm  |  Reply

Debbie said:

Hiya can u freeze these once cooled or if not how long would they last for?

May 9th, 2015 — 2:47pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

it sure would angie! :) thank you!

December 23rd, 2011 — 10:05pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thank you rach! merry christmas!!

December 23rd, 2011 — 10:05pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thank you so much shannon! merry christmas!!!

December 24th, 2011 — 5:57am  |  Reply

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