Cranberry Bars are a Christmas coffee shop treat that you can easily make all year round. Buttery brown sugar cake bar recipe with fresh cranberry filling. For a few wonderful fall and winter months, kitchens, coffee shops, and bakeries everywhere are filled with delicious holiday treats made with fresh cranberries. Buttery baked goods bursting with tart cranberries like Orange Cranberry Muffins, Cranberry Bread, and these shortbread Cranberry Bars.
If you’re only used to using fresh cranberries for cranberry sauce, you are about to have your mind blown! Cranberries are tart like raspberries but with a bursting sweetness like blueberries. You can use fresh cranberries in most of your favorite baked good recipes.
8 ounces fresh cranberries , washed (2 ¼ cups)
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup butter , room temperature
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract