More bar cookies ... these will use up that extra cranberry sauce or just give a festive look to any holiday party. Cheaper, healthier and yummier than Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars too.
In saucepan, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 4 teaspoons cornstarch, and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger; stir in 1 14-oz jar cranberry-orange relish (or 1 3/4 cup leftover cranberry sauce!) Stir over medium heat till bubbly; cook and stir 3 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in 3/4 cup chopped nuts. Cool.
Cool 1/2 cup softened butter or or margarine and 1 cup packed brown sugar. Stir together 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir into creamed mixture. Add 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats and 1 tablespoon water; mix till crumbly.
Firmly pat half of the oat mixture into ungreased 9x13 pan. Spread with cranberry mixture. Combine remaining oat mixture and 1 tablespoon water; sprinkle over fruit. Pat smooth. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes.. Cool; cut into squares. Make 48 sq.
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