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Chocolate Cranberry Bars

No recipe image available.These easy bars have a cocoa-infused vanilla crumb crust topped with sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter chips, dried cranberries and chopped walnuts.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
1 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
1 1/3 cups (6-ounce package) sweetened dried cranberries or 1 1/3 cups raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Stir together vanilla wafer crumbs, cocoa and sugar in medium bowl; cut in butter until crumbly.
  3. Press mixture evenly on bottom and 1/2-inch up sides of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture; sprinkle evenly with peanut butter chips and dried cranberries. Sprinkle nuts on top; press down firmly.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover with foil; let stand several hours. Cut into bars.

Makes about 36 bars.

Recipe courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.