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Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cheese Bars

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Servings: 3
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

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

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. Makes about 3 dozen. ** Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- Food section -- 29 November 1995 ** Scanned and formatted for you by The WEE Scot -- paul macGregor

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