From Charlotte Mueller, for Holiday 2005.
Makes 2 dozen. Bake 45 minutes at 350.
Stir together cranberries and 2 T granulated sugar in a bowl; set aside
Combine 2 cups flour and next 4 ingredients; stir in melted butter until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup flour mixture. Press remaining flour mixture into bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9 inch baking dish.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with dates, pecans and cranberry mixture. Stir together caramel sauce and remaining 1/3 cup flour; spoon over cranberries. Sprinkle with reserved 1 cup flour mixture. Bake 30 more minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars.