Back in November cranberries were on sale for $.99 a bag at Treasure Island, "America's Most European Supermarket" according to Julia Child and my go to neighborhood produce shop. I really had no plans for the cranberries but $.99 was too good of a deal to pass up, so into my cart they went only to come home with me and sit in my produce drawer for about 3 months.
Luckily this is a hearty fruit. Despite other items in my produce drawer that never made it into meals the berries were ready to go when I ran across a recipe for Cranberry bars, now doesn't that sound delicious?!
This recipe was found on allrecipes.com, a site that I love and use for recipe inspiration all the time. A few slight changes to the original recipe made it a little healthier, a little lighter and certainly part of everyday nutrition!
- 1 (12 ounce) package whole cranberries
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup Splenda
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 3/4 cup Smart Balance butter, melted
- 2 egg whites
- 3 packets of reduced sugar instant brown sugar and cinnamon oatmeal meal