November 29, 2015

Mixed Nuts & Cranberry Magic Bars

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Get ready for holiday entertaining with Mixed Nuts & Cranberry Magic Bars ~ they're perfect for celebrating the season!
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Mixed Nuts & Cranberry Magic Bars ~ perfect for celebrating the holiday season ... or a random Tuesday! Enjoy for snacks, parties, cookie trays, and holiday gift-giving, too.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


The season of holiday entertaining is upon us!  There's nothing I love more about the holidays than figuring out what I want to make and bake to serve the ones I love ... whether it be for a small gathering with my family, a large holiday party, cookie exchange, church potluck, or a treat to contribute to a friend's get-together.  Making something tasty to share is part of the fun of the holidays!

One of my favorite go-to treats to make?  Magic bars.  Because they come together quickly, are easy to make, and most importantly, everyone loves  them.

But this holiday season, I wanted to take my magic bars up a notch and pack in a flavor combination just perfect for celebrating the season.  Enter ... Mixed Nuts & Cranberry Magic Bars, loaded with salty mixed nuts, white and semi-sweet chocolate chips, and dried cranberries.

And I must say, the flavor combination is indeed worthy of the holidays!

Mixed Nuts & Cranberry Magic Bars ~ perfect for celebrating the holiday season ... or a random Tuesday! Enjoy for snacks, parties, cookie trays, and holiday gift-giving, too.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Taking magic bars up a notch with deluxe mixed nuts and cranberries truly couldn't be easier.  Simply layer "traditional" magic bar ingredients ... a graham cracker crust, shredded coconut, and chocolate chips ... in a baking dish, adding dried cranberries to the mix.

Mixed Nuts & Cranberry Magic Bars ~ perfect for celebrating the holiday season ... or a random Tuesday! Enjoy for snacks, parties, cookie trays, and holiday gift-giving, too.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Drizzle on sweetened condensed milk, and top with a layer of  Deluxe Mixed Nuts.  {Cashews taste great, too, if you prefer!}

Bake until bubbly, cool completely, and then get ready to dive into the nutty-deliciousness. 

Mixed Nuts & Cranberry Magic Bars ~ perfect for celebrating the holiday season ... or a random Tuesday! Enjoy for snacks, parties, cookie trays, and holiday gift-giving, too.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

So whether you're preparing for a family get-together or a large-scale holiday party, making something fun and tasty to share is easy with these Mixed Nuts & Cranberry Magic Bars.  They're a version of an always-a-favorite treat that's simply perfect for celebrating the holiday season! 

Mixed Nuts & Cranberry Magic Bars ~ perfect for celebrating the holiday season ... or a random Tuesday! Enjoy for snacks, parties, cookie trays, and holiday gift-giving, too.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Mixed Nuts & Cranberry Magic Bars
Ingredients
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c. shredded coconut
  • 3/4 c. white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 c. Deluxe Mixed Nuts {or Cashews}
Directions
  1. Mix together butter, graham cracker crumbs, flour, and baking powder until it resembles small crumbs or sand. Press into a greased 9x13" baking dish.
  2. Layer on ingredients in the order listed: coconut, white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, cranberries. Drizzle condensed milk evenly over the top. Add mixed nuts and gently press nuts down slightly with your hand into condensed milk layer.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees for about 30 - 35 minutes until bubbly around the edges and beginning to bubble in the center. Let cool completely in the baking dish. Cut into 24 small squares.
Makes 24 servings.

Enjoy!



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5 comments:

  1. Love mixed nuts and tis the season for cranberry...they look delicious!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  2. Love Magic Bars and it is great how you worked in Planters Deluxe Mixed Nuts!

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  3. I love this idea so much! Magic bars are the best and your version rocks!

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  4. These look great! They're like trail mix magic bars. :)

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  5. These look amazing! Love the combo of the nuts and the cranberries in here!

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