The day after I heard about baby Ryan's near-drowning, a package from Lindsey arrived on my front door. In it was candy, brownies, jam and a precious note. I sat on my living room floor and cried.
Just the other day, I received another thoughtful and encouraging letter from my sweet friend out West. It's hanging on the refrigerator door.
Lindsey is a talented baker and has a beautiful soul. Please visit and support her blog. She is amazing, I promise, and these bars are only a small sampling of all the goodies that she brings forth.
(**Baby Ryan is still in Denver Childrens Hospital. Please visit my family's blog to learn more about his progress...and thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers and continued support!)
Now I suppose I should introduce myself! My name is Lindsey and I have a blog called Gingerbread Bagels. I bake decadent desserts with lots of sugar, butter and anything that'll put you into a sugar coma. Now let's move onto the recipe!
Not to mention, with the Holidays coming up (Thanksgiving, the holiday that makes me anxious…more on that later) and Christmas (the holiday I LOVE!), I thought it was about time I made a festive holiday recipe. And what’s more Holidayish (oh man is that even a word? Apparently not) than cranberries and white chocolate in dessert form. So I made some delicious White Chocolate Cranberry Oat Bars which only take a couple of minutes to make and are incredibly addicting. (in a good way!)
In a mixing bowl with the paddle attachment (you can do this by hand too) mix together 1 cup of flour, 1/8 teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 cup packed light brown sugar and 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1 cup old fashioned oats (not quick or instant cooking)
3/4 cup cranberry sauce
1 cup white chocolate chips
Lightly grease a 8 by 8 baking pan. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl with the paddle attachment (you can do this by hand too) mix together 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup packed light brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter until it looks somewhat crumbly.
Throw in 1 cup of old fashioned oats and mix to the ingredients by hand. The oat dough should come together.
Put 2 cups of the oat dough in the baking pan and press it down with your hands. Try to press it down evenly.
Spread 3/4 cup of cranberry sauce over the oat dough. Leave a small border so that the cranberry sauce doesn't burn on the sides of the pan.
Sprinkle 1 cup of white chocolate chips over the cranberry sauce.
Take the remaining oat dough and crumble it over the white chocolate chips.
Bake the White Chocolate Cranberry Oat Bars at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool completely on a cooling rack, cut into squares and enjoy!