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Cranberry Coconut Shortbread Bars

A delicious holiday dessert bar.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Author: Linda Arceo


  • 1 batch of pre-made cranberry sauce see above link for recipe
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 squares white baking chocolate melted


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and confectioner's sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine flour, coconut and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Spread the remaining mixture into greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat 2 cups of pre-made cranberry sauce. Remove from heat; stir in chopped walnuts.
  • Spread cranberry-walnut mixture over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Cool on wire rack. Drizzle with white chocolate. Cut into bars.