Cranberry Filled Bars

Cranberry Filled Bars

2 cups cranberries, raw & fresh
2 cups sugar
½ cup water

Cook these ingredients until the cranberry skins pop. Then, mix 3 tablespoons cornstarch with a little water (enough to dissolve); and add to the cranberry mixture and cook until thick, stirring frequently. Set aside.

1¾ cups oatmeal (quick kind)
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup butter, softened
1½ cups flour

Mix all ingredients together well until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of the mixture. Then, press the remaining mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Spread the cranberry filling over the top. Finally, sprinkle the 1 cup of reserved crumb mixture over all. Bake for 25 minutes more (350°) until lightly browned. Cool and cut into bars Freezes well.

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