Recipe By colettenoelle
Published Mar 5th
Prep 15m Cook 13m Additional - Ready In 28m
Servings 12 servings Calories 225.3

Nobody can ever seem to get enough of these bars when I make them. They’re very fast to make, too.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup pecans
  • ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 11x7 inch baking pan.
  2. 2 Pour melted butter into a mixing bowl, and beat in the egg, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice together in a separate mixing bowl. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until thoroughly blended. Mix in the cranberries, pecans, and oats until evenly blended. Press mixture into prepared baking dish.
  3. 3 Bake in preheated oven until top is dry and edges slightly pull away from the sides of the pan, 13 to 15 minutes. Cool before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 225.3
  • Carbohydrate 24.8 g
  • Cholesterol 35.8 mg
  • Fat 13.4 g
  • Fiber 1.9 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.5 g
  • Sodium 147.4 mg
  • Sugar 11.3 g


  1. I have made these both ways. The first batch I made exactly as the recipe was written except I did add some dark chocolate chips. The next day I made them using honey instead of brown sugar and applesauce instead of butter. To me both ways are fabulous. I will probably stick to the second - Read more ...
  2. very tasty! My kids and the kiddos I watch loved them. Moist and not too sweet. Even my husband the sweet tooth in the house liked them.
  3. great recipe
  4. Sorry, but very dry.
  5. Really yummy I used canola oil and yogurt instead of egg and butter. A very simple and tasty recipe.
  6. Fantastic recipe! Very easy! I added an extra egg and increase baking soda baking powder and salt to 1/2 teaspoon. The bars came out more cake-like. It was a great late night snack for me and the husband!
  7. I looooooooove cranberries, so this was great. Changed a few things. Didn't have the pie spice, pecans or egg, so I added a bit more cinnamon, chopped up an apple to add to the mix, and used egg beaters. Also drizzled the top with honey and put it in an 8x8 pan. Increased the bake - Read more ...
  8. I was really excited to try this recipe due to the other great reviews.....I have to say it's fairly bland for my taste not sweet enough and the texture is more like a health food bar than a 'cookie' type bar....I wouldn't make this for kids although if you're dieting and desperate these might fit - Read more ...
  9. It was a nice recipe. A good alternative to cookie/brownies. I made 2 batches, 1 as directed, the other I substituted honey (and a dash of molasses) for the sugar and unsweetened applesauce for the butter. That second batch was slightly fluffier, moist and chewy, not crumby at all (the first was). i did omit - Read more ...

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