Apple-Cranberry Crumb Bars

188 24 servings, 1 bar (64 g) each
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24 servings, 1 bar (64 g) each

Bet you didn't know you could use a boxed cake mix to make a golden crust and crumble topping for hand-held dessert bars! Layered with a cream cheese filling and a medley of chopped apples and tart cranberries, these Apple-Cranberry Crumb Bars are delish!

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Microwave butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 min. or until melted. Add dry cake mix, 1 egg and cinnamon; beat with mixer until blended. Press 2/3 of the dough onto bottom of prepared pan.
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar with mixer until blended. Add remaining egg; mix well. Pour over crust; top with fruit. Pinch small pieces of the remaining dough between your fingers; press lightly into cream cheese layer.
  • Bake 45 to 48 min. or until centre is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 1 hour. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting into bars.

Size Wise

Since this indulgent recipe makes 24 servings, it's the perfect dessert to serve at your next party.


When cutting the bars, wipe knife occasionally between cuts for cleaner edges.

How to Store

Keep refrigerated.


  • 24 servings, 1 bar (64 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings, 1 bar (64 g) each
Calories 230
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 270mg
Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • BrendaNess |

    Very easy, yet tasty! Would make this family loved it.

  • cliffs2 |

    excellent very easy to make

  • Operetta |

    I made this last night for Thanksgiving. It turned out great and everyone really liked it. Perfect flavors for autumn. I'd recommend it to anyone. And it wasn't hard to make at all.