I love autumn. I love the cold, crisp air, the changing of the leaves, and the wardrobe associated with it all. But possibly most of all, I love fall food! (Come to the homepage to see some of our seasonal favorites in the sidebar.) One of my favorite things to do each season, is take old stand-by recipes and switch them up with seasonal flavors. That’s what I’ve done here with this classic cookie style bar. This one is studded with cinnamon flavored chips, juicy pink cranberries and toasted nuts. The flavors are amazing together and it’s a great (and super easy!) treat for fall time.
This is about as simple as it gets, everything just gets dumped into the pan in layers. Start with melted butter (you could even save a step right here and melt the butter right in your pan)
Then sprinkle in some graham cracker crumbs and spread them out into an even layer
And then pour on some sweetened condensed milk.
Next goes a layer of coconut
Then some cinnamon chips
I noticed last time I mentioned cinnamon chips some of you said you’d never heard of them. They’re so good! I’ve found some stores don’t carry them, but where I live I always find them at Albertsons.
and then some white chocolate chips
Finally on top, sprinkle on some chopped pecans and some dried cranberries. For this batch I used cranberries from Oh Nuts and I must say they really were the biggest, most plump cranberries I’ve ever had! I love the pop of color the cranberries give.
That’s it folks. Just pop that pan in the oven and bake it so everything melts together.
Let them cool before you cut them or you’ll have a big gooey mess. Or maybe you want a big gooey mess. If that’s the case then grab a spoon my friend.
Cranberry Cinnamon Chip Bars
Recipe by Our Best Bites
1/2 C (1 stick) real butter, melted
1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/4 C shredded coconut
1 C cinnamon chips
1 C white chocolate chips
1/2 C chopped pecans
1/2 C dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour butter into a 9×13″ pan and spread with spatula to cover the entire bottom of pan. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over butter and spread into an even layer. Press down gently with fingertips. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over graham cracker crumbs. Continue with the remaining ingredients: cinnamon chips, white chips, pecans, and cranberries, sprinkling each in an even layer. Press down gently with fingertips over entire pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until bubbly and slightly golden on top. Let cool completely before cutting.
think i can use cherries instead of cranberries? i cant find any dried cranberries over here =[
I am thankful for one more day…to love & be loved; for an amazing husband and four children(two of whom are adopted, but I can't remember which ones). I also have two step-children(one with Down Syndrome). The five have given me 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
I am thankful to have survived breast cancer twice, three serious car accidents(extricated once by 'jaws of life'), major back surgery, atrial fibrillation of my heart(cardioverted twice), and now diabetes.
I know that my Heavenly Father knows me by name; that I am encircled in His arms and am engraven on the palms of His hands. He has worked through His other children to pull me through.
I love people and am so thankful for Sara & Kate and for those at BH&G; people who care for people and give unselfishly. I have been a grateful recipient of these blessings!
Yum! White chocolate and cranberries always work wonderfully together!
What am I thankful for this fall? My family; I cannot say it any plainer than that. They are my world and I am so very thankful that I have with me to share the amazing colors and smells of autumn as well as every day. I must be the richest woman in the world, who could ask for more?
Congrats to you….it is awesome to have a great day and to win great things…..I enjoy your recipes but don't bake much….used to when the kids were home….Happy Holidays to you and yours….
Chocolate? White chocolate? Cranberries? All things I love! Can't wait to try these!
I made these yesterday. Sooo good! Keep the good stuff coming!
Made these for dessert last night. Very good! They were a hit!
I am so thankful this fall for my 2 beautiful grandkids, and the one on the way! Life is so good and sweet right now and I am so very happy to be me!
Mmm… this looks delicious! I can't wait to find those cinnamon chips.
P.S. I'm supposed to start my diet, but that can wait until January 1st I guess?
I think it's really funny that you say you can find the cinnamon chips at Albertson's. We don't even have Albertson's anymore! They've been bought out by Fresh Market. In case your readers can't find the cinnamon chips, you can send them here. The chips are smaller than Hershey's but they're also less waxy-tasting, and a little more expensive. Anyway, here's the link.
These look so yummy.
If you have an Alison's Pantry rep near you, they have cinnamon chips at a great price. http://www.alisonspantry.com
I'm a pretty big fan of those other dump-it-in-a-pan bars and these look fabulous! I just bought a 5 lb bag of mini cinnamon chips (love them!), so I needed this recipe!
Could anything else be use in place of the coconut? My poor hubby is allergic.
I will be looking for cinnamon chips the next time I go to Albertsons. Thanks!
These sound great. I love Magic Bars and agree with Merry Jo that they sound similar. I also love white chocolate and cranberry cookies this time of year, so I think this will be a perfect blend of the two! Plus it looks easy 🙂
These are perfect for the fall season! Yum!
Mmmmmmm, guess what I'm making tonight!
These sounds delish, Sara! Can't wait to try 'em! I enjoy baking fall-ish types of desserts, foods, as well, so this will be perfect! 🙂
These are like, FALL MAGIC COOKIE BARS!! SPENDID!! I always have the ingredients for MCB, its my staple, I gotta-have-something-fabulous-now treat. And I think this FALL version is just, wonderful. I am adding the cranberries to my list now!!!
Think I'll try this WITHOUT the coconut. No one in my family likes coconut but the rest sounds heavenly!
My husband LOVES cinnamon chips, but I can only find them every once in a while. When I do find them I usually stock up. I will definitely be trying this. Thanks!
I wasn't sure about these from the title alone, but after I read the ingredients I added them to my shopping list. These sound fantastic!
I'm trying to diet here, ladies! Lol!! I'm gonna set a day aside so I can enjoy a taste or two of these beauties! They look too delicious and way easy not to make!
Brilliant use for the cinnamon chips, I happen to have a bag in my pantry–yay! 🙂
I love anything with cinnamon chips! I gotta make these soon.
This sounds a lot like Magic Bars (I believe the recipe is on the label of condensed milk). SO YUMMY! I'll have to try your version, but I do believe I might prefer the chocolate/butterscotch version… 🙂
Great thanksgiving dessert!
For some reason I have like ten bags of dried cranberries piled up in my cupboard, I think this will be the perfect way to use them! And cinnamon chips?! I've never heard of such things!