Yields: 24 Servings
Time: 35 Minutes
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 (14 oz.) can whole berry cranberry sauce (or 1 ½ cups homemade cranberry sauce)
Preheat oven to 350°
In a large bowl, mix together oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Use your fingers to rub in the butter until everything is moistened and no pieces are bigger than the oats.
Spoon three-quarters of the oat mixture into a greased 9” x 13” pan.
Press down on it firmly to form a firm layer that evenly covers the bottom of the pan.
Add the cranberry sauce in dollops and spread it in a thin layer over the oat layers.
Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on top.
Bake for 25-28 minutes or until the top is just starting to turn golden brown.
Allow to cool in the pan on a wire rack.
Cut into 8 strips along the length of the pan and 3 strips along the width – yielding 24 bars.