Let’s get started with the end. Dessert is the easiest to prep ahead of time. Enjoy the bounty of the fall season by incorporating cranberries into dessert. Add some pop with white chocolate and you’ve got one sweet finale to dinner. If you have the time, why not whip up some homemade ice cream to go with these treats?
2/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 c cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup chopped walnuts
¾ cup white chocolate chips
Heat the oven to 350 °F.
In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing completely after each addition. Add vanilla and mix well.
Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet, making sure everything is well incorporated. Finally, add cranberries, walnuts and chocolate chips and mix in by hand.
Spread into a greased 9x13-inch pan, pressing in with your fingers if necessary. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick poked in the middle comes out clean.
Take out of the oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes on a wire rack before loosening edges and inverting onto the rack. Allow to cool further before you try cutting into small bars. (I went with 32 bars.)