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Chocolate Cranberry Bars Recipe


25 minutes
Skill Level
36 bars

This Chocolate Cranberry Bars Recipe combines HERSHEY'S Cocoa, HERSHEY'S CHIPITS REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips, and cranberries for a sweet, uniquely flavourful dessert.

Ingredients & Directions

Bake Time
25 minutes


  • 2 cups
    vanilla wafer crumbs (about 60 wafers crushed) (500 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (125 mL)
  • 3 tbsps
    granulated sugar (45 mL)
  • 2/3 cup
    butter, cold cut into pieces (150 mL)
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (300 mL)
  • 1 1/3 cups
    dried cranberries or raisins (325 mL)
  • 1 cup
    coarsely chopped walnuts (250 mL)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
baking pan 13x9-inch (33x23 cm) Baking Pan
measuring cups Measuring Cups
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
wire rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 350°F (180°C).


In medium bowl, mix together crumbs, cocoa and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press mixture evenly on bottom and 1/2-inch (5 mm) up sides of 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) baking pan.


Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture; sprinkle evenly with peanut butter chips and dried cranberries. Sprinkle nuts on top; press down firmly.


Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover with foil; let stand several hours. Cut into bars.