Tart and Tangy Cranberry Bars

Tart and Tangy Cranberry Bars

Total Time: 23 mins

Prep: Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook: Cook Time: 18 mins

Ingredients:

1 cup raw pecans

5 dates, pitted

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

1/4 teaspoon celtic sea salt

6 cups fresh cranberries, picked over (discard bad ones)

1 cup agave nectar

1 tablespoon orange zest


Directions:

1

Place pecans and dates in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground.

2

Pulse in oil and salt until mixture begins to form a ball.

3

Press crust into an 8×8 inch greased baking dish.

4

Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes until lightly browned.

5

To make cranberry topping, place 4 cups cranberries, agave and orange zest in a pot on the stove.

6

Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer 10-15 minutes, until cranberries start to dissolve.

7

Add remaining 2 cups cranberries and cook covered for 5 more minutes.

8

Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

9

Pour mixture over pecan crust.

10

Allow bars to set for 60-90 minutes.

11

Serve.

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