Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Low Fat Cranberry Bars
The inspiration for these low fat cranberry bars comes from my friend, Alisa. Homemade cranberry bars are one of the highlights of her Mary Kay Holiday Open House.
Instead of using her recipe, which made a large batch, I decided to try to make a version that would be smaller, lower in fat and calories but every bit as delicious.
Skinny on Low Fat Cranberry Bars Recipe
Baking from scratch doesn’t get much simpler than this low-fat cranberry bars recipe. All you need are a few basic ingredients and a bowl.
I used a whisk and lots of elbow grease to mix them, but you could always use an electric mixer if you prefer.
Moist, delicious, and not too sweet, they’re a nice change from fancier cookies and bars that require a lot more work.
I think they’re even better a day or two after baking, so they’re a great choice for making ahead and sharing with friends.
They’re so yummy I’ve stashed a couple bags of cranberries in the freezer so I can make them again later this winter.
I was able to shave a few calories and a point by cutting back a bit on the sugar, butter and walnuts.
According to my calculations each bar has 122 calories, *3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *5 WW SmartPoints.
If you like these easy cranberry bars, be sure to check out some of my other Weight Watchers friendly recipes including Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cake, Easy Cranberry Nut Bread Made in the Slow Cooker, Cranberry White Chocolate Crock Pot Cookie Bars, Low Fat Cranberry Walnut Rugalach and Low Fat Mini Cranberry Nut Bread Loaves.
Kitchen Tools I Used to Make this Recipe:
Watch how to make your own no-bake cranberry oat bars at home:
Simple and delicious, these low-fat cranberry bars are a new Holiday favorite!
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray and set it aside.
In medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs until thick, about 5 minutes.
Add the sugar and beat until creamy and well blended.
Stir in the flour and butter and vanilla just until blended.
Stir in the cranberries and walnuts.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly.
Bake until set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.
Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut into 16 bars.
*3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
*5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Source: Ocean Spray
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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Originally published 12/2014; Updated 11/2016
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