Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cheese Bars

  • Servings: 3 dozen
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Ingredients

1 c Butter or margarine, (2 sticks or 1/2 LB)
1 c Brown sugar; packed
2 c Flour
1 1/2 c Rolled oats
2 ts Orange zest; grated
1 pk Semisweet chocolate chips, 12oz
1 c Cranberries; dried (4oz)
1 pk Cream cheese; (8oz)
1 1/4 c Sweetened condensed milk, (1 can at 14oz)

Directions

Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until creamy; beat in flour, oats and orange peel until crumbly. Stir in chocolate chips and cranberries; reserve 2 cups mixture. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of greased 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees 15 minutes.

Beat cream cheese in small bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk. Pour over hot crust; sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. Return to oven and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack.