Cranberry Pumpkin Bars & Apple Treats - KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CD-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings

Cranberry Pumpkin Bars & Apple Treats







Cranberry Pumpkin Bars


  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. reduced-calorie margarine, room temperature
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 Tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 Tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray, then dust lightly with flour.

In a large bowl, cream sugar and margarine with an electric mixer; beat in egg, egg white, pumpkin puree and buttermilk.

In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. Stir into pumpkin mixture just until moistened, then add cranberries and mix gently.

Spread batter in pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until center springs back when gently pressed. Cool and cut into 18 bars.


Peanut Butter and Apple Sandwiches

Slice apple and spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and honey onto apple.


Apple and Cheddar Melts

Halve apples. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and melt. Top with toasted pumpkin seeds.

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