Cranberry Pecan Bars

These Cranberry Pecan Bars have such a unique flavor, they have a graham cracker crust and the pecans and cranberry combination is fruity, nutty all mixed in a sweet sauce with cinnamon.

The entire kitchen smells amazing while these are being made, and they look so pretty!  

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Cranberry season is in full swing and these are just PERFECT for this time of year.

These make you wish cranberries were around all year long.

I put bags of cranberries in the freezer just to make these, they are that good. I give up freezer space for them so when spring arrives I can make them.

We got rid of our large chest freezer a couple years ago and so freezer space is only reserved for premium items!

As soon as my husband sees cranberries he requests these.



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Press the graham cracker mix into a 1/2 sheet pan.

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Next pile on the cranberry pecan mixture.

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Spread it all out and bake.

It is as easy as 1,2,3.

These are most requested by guys. Really these are the guy approved sweets. Off the top of my head I can think of at least 10 guys who ask me to make these again and again.

I’ve made them in a cupcake pan you can find the Mini Cranberry Pecan Pie Instructions Here. I just had to find an easier and quicker way to make them and so that they could also be enjoyed by a crowd.

They all said this was a winner.

So head out and pick of lots of cranberries.

You can also make this Cranberry Cheesecake Pie with them too.

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Cranberry Pecan Bars


  • 2 cups graham crackers crumbs
  • 8 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup Southern Comfort a fruity spiced liquor substitute rum if desired
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups pecans chopped and toasted
  • 3 cups cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup


  • Mix graham cracker crumbs with butter and sugar and press into a half sheet pan prepared with baking spray.
  • Mix flour with Southern Comfort and cinnamon.
  • Toast chopped pecans over a med heat.
  • Put the toasted nuts in a bowl with cranberries and light corn syrup, then pour flour mixture on top and stir to coat well.
  • Pour over top of graham cracker crumbs.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or unit firm.
  • Let cool before slicing.


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I sliced them into triangles, but squares would work too.

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  1. Those cranberry bars look yummy!

    The first thing I would make with a new Kitchen Aid would be a batch of Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Delish!

  2. I would start my holiday baking and share the fruits of my labor with my local food pantry. They were so good to me when I needed them raising grandkids that I would love to give back again.

  3. The cranberry pecan bars sound great. Is there something you can substitute for the liquor (besides more liquor)?

    1. sure, use what you like. Coffee would be yummy, cola or apple juice would probably work as well if you like things sweet.

  4. 5 stars
    The first thing I would make is divinity! I make it each Christmas season for my grandma, who adores the stuff. It’s quite the task with a hand mixer, and I have even burnt up my old stand mixer from making it in the past ๐Ÿ™

  5. I would share a ton of recipes with my mom and give her the mixer. She is not good at entering things and would love a mixer, mine has been going strong for 10 years now. I can’t think of a better giveaway!! Oh and not to mention your cranberry bars are right up my alley!

  6. I’ve been dreaming of having this mixer since a long time. The first thing I will make is a fruit cake. Then, I will hand it off to my mom to use for kneading dough ( she likes to make her own bread sometimes)!

  7. First thing I will make is just in time for the holiday my late grandmother’s famous Christmas cookies. I can’t wait until I have a mixer to start making those again.

  8. These look absolutely delicious! Honestly, I don’t even know where I would start in the baking world if I won. Maybe cookies, or bread! Cakes? I might even have to call off work or schedule a vacation…for baking. A bakation. Perfect!

  9. Can I substitute corn syrup with honey or agave nectar? I haven’t used corn syrup in years and prefer not to use it.

    1. I’ve only used corn syrup so I’m not sure of the result, if you usually substitute those items with good results go right ahead and try it, I’m sure it will work then.

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