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Like a grown-up holiday version of your favorite childhood treat, these bars are fun and yummy. Easy-peasy recipe which you'll see below, and enough pleasant tartness to cleanse your mouth following heavy, holiday meals. Deli-freaking-cious.

"You can double this recipe to use a 9x13 inch dish. I got 16 small bars out of the 8x8.

Notes: Whipped topping is Cool Whip classic. Cranberry sauce is my recipe on this site! Or use Ocean Spray fresh cranberry sauce in the refrigerated section of grocer.


Ingredients: 24 saltine crackers (most of a packet), 4 tbsp. melted butter, 2 tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tub whipped topping, 1 cup fresh, chunky cranberry sauce, splash of rum, 1-2 tbsp. powdered sugar.

Serves 6-8.

1. Preheat oven to 350* and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper in one direction.

2. In a food processor blitz the saltines, melted butter, and sugar. (You can also bash the saltines with a wine bottle in a baggie then mix with the butter and sugar.) Press evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 5 minutes, remove to cool.

3. Wash out the processor, then blitz the whipped topping, cranberry sauce and rum until smooth. (Or use a blender.) Spread over the cooled crust and freeze for 4 hours.

4. Remove bars from freezer and let stand 5 minutes before lifting from dish and slicing. Sprinkle over powdered sugar, serve immediately.

5. Must be stored in freezer.

Tip: Use the bottom of a glass to press the saltine crumbs firmly into the baking dish.

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