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Holiday Cranberry Date Bars

12 oz. cranberries
8 oz. chopped dates
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
2 tbsps. water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter or margarine, melted

Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tbsps. orange juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Combine the berries, dates and nuts. Cover and simmer over a low heat 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir in butter until well blended. Pat half of crumb mixture into an ungreased 9"x13" dish.

Bake 350 for 8 minutes. Spoon cranberry mixture over baked crust. Sprinkle remaining crumbs over filling, and pat down lightly.

Bake 25-30 minutes longer, until light brown. Cool and glaze.


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