White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

These oatmeal bars are packed with white chocolate and dried cranberries. They’re soft, chewy, and completely addicting. 

These oatmeal bars are packed with white chocolate and dried cranberries. They're soft, chewy, and completely addicting.

Did y’all have a fabulous Thanksgiving?

I don’t know about you, but I am still super thankful for the amount of sausage dressing, sweet potato casserole, and green bean casserole with bacon that I was able to consume.  My brother smoked the turkey and I ate a boatload of that too. Smoked turkey is way mo’ bettah than a traditional roasted turkey if you ask me.

Anyway! It’s officially Christmas season, my friends.

These oatmeal bars are packed with white chocolate and dried cranberries. They're soft, chewy, and completely addicting.

I’m so glad. I’ve been decorated for weeks. I’ve been baking Christmas cookies for months. My kids have been begging me to stop threatening them with Santa all year.

Christmas is basically a year ’round thing in this house, so I’m glad to finally be where the rest of the world is in terms of celebrating. Woohoo!

Today I’m bringing you these oatmeal bars that are fully loaded with white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.

I am kind of anti raisins in baked goods, but that doesn’t translate over to dried cranberries for some reason. Cranberries somehow get even better when they’re all shriveled up and pitiful looking. Grapes…not so much, if you ask me.

These oatmeal bars are packed with white chocolate and dried cranberries. They're soft, chewy, and completely addicting.

These oatmeal bars are super soft. You’re going to love adding these to your Christmas cookie trays! And, since they’re bars, they’re really easy to make. None of that scooping 50 balls of cookie dough and then baking 13 different pans of cookies. You’ll just spread the cookie dough in a 9×13 baking dish, pop it in the oven, and you’re practically done.

If you love oatmeal cookies, be sure to check out my oatmeal chocolate chip bars. They’re one of my favorite cookie recipes on this site, and that’s saying a lot. Other favorites include my monster cookies and perfect chocolate chip cookies.

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 30 mins
Serves 12 bars     adjust servings


Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, melted
  • 1 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or line the pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add everything but the white chocolate chips and cranberries to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until just combined.
  3. Stir in the white chocolate chips and cranberries by hand.
  4. Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tester comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Bars should look slightly underdone.
  6. Let cool 1 hour before cutting into bars.
Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 514kcal Calories from fat 231
% Daily Value
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 271mg 11%
Carbohydrate 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 36g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g