• 50 Ratings

This 7 layer bar recipe has all kinds of tasty ingredients, like dried cranberries, flaked coconut, and white baking pieces. If you're planning on making a cookie plate for the holidays, this holiday bar will make a great addition!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins to 30 mins at 350°
Max Servings:
22 to 24 bars


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly grease the foil; set pan aside.

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  • In a large bowl stir together the crushed graham crackers, melted butter, and the orange peel. Press crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crust. Sprinkle the white baking pieces, coconut, cranberries, walnuts, and candied orange peel over the condensed milk. Lightly press the layers into the condensed milk.

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  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are light brown. Use a sharp knife to loosen the edges of the bars from the pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut into bars.


Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; total fat 16g; saturated fat 9g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 16mg; sodium 131mg; potassium 97mg; carbohydrates 36g; fiber 1g; sugar 30g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 146IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 81mg; iron 1mg.


50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 7
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This isn't exactly as my mother made in the 70s but close....with the cranberries and orange added as this one has, may be even better if that is possible the cookies my mother made were very good and a real holiday treat, but never lasted long.. thanks.
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Jeannie Carle: exactly! I looked forward to seeing the recipe, and then saw the nutrition facts. How is any of that NOT indulging??
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FEEL like they're "indulging"??? Seriously?  301 Cal per bar!--- 16 g fat --- all that cholesterol?  Oh honey - they ARE indulging!  And in a most unhealthy manner!  SMH