I was so excited to make these after reading all the amazing reviews, and thought that Thanksgiving would be the perfect time to unveil such a delicious treat. Sadly, I was very disappointed. They weren't bad, but they certainly didn't live up to the expectations I had from all the great reviews. After reading some of the other reviews I decided to only use 3/4 cup white sugar to sweeten the cranberries. They were very tart, which I like, but if you prefer sweeter I would stick with the 1 cup of sugar. Also, I let them bake for 40 minutes, which turned out to be a little too long. I checked them after 35 minutes, but they didn't look done. 40 minutes was too long though, so just keep an eye on them if you think 35 minutes isn't long enough. I let them cool for about 3 hours, and had no problems cutting them into bars. They did look very pretty, but to me they just tasted like a buttery nutri-grain bar. I was expecting them to taste more like the raspberry bars at Starbucks (which are to die for), but they were not even close. Everybody said they were really good...but I think they were just trying to be nice because I had almost half the pan left over.
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I was so excited to make these after reading all the amazing reviews, and thought that...