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Cranberry Pecan Bars

This recipe was contributed by Nick Rana, of NOW Quality Assurance.

Makes 36 bars

Ingredients
2 Tbsp. milk
2 beaten eggs
1 Tbsp. finely shredded orange peel
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped cranberries
½ cup NOW Real Food® Shredded Coconut*
2 Tbsp. unbleached flour
Crust:
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 cup unbleached flour
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup finely chopped NOW Real Food® Pecans*
3/4 cup honey
  1. In mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour and 2 Tbsp. sugar.
  2. With pastry cutter, cut margarine into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in ½ cup pecans.
  4. Press flour mixture into bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.
  5. Bake in 350-degree oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Combine ¾ cup honey, 2 Tbsp. flour, eggs, milk orange peel, and vanilla.
  7. Fold in cranberries, coconut, and the remaining chopped pecans.
  8. Spread over partially baked crust.
  9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes more or until top is golden.
  10. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  11. Cut into bars while warm.
  12. Cool completely.

*NOW items available at your local health food store