Candied Hazelnut Truffle Bars

Easy-to-make candied hazelnuts, creamy chocolate and sweet sugar cookie base are the terrific trio that creates a must-try bar cookie.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough
6
tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1
cup chopped hazelnuts
2
tablespoons butter
1
container (8 oz) mascarpone cheese
3/4
cup Jif® Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread
1/4
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. Break up cookie dough and press in pan; sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons of the sugar.
  • 2 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from oven; place on cooling rack. Run knife around edge to loosen. Cool completely, about 40 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, mix hazelnuts, remaining 6 tablespoons of the sugar and the butter. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring until nuts are toasted and sugar-coated. Remove from skillet; set aside
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix mascarpone cheese and chocolate hazelnut spread until well blended. Spread over cooled cookie crust. Top with sugared hazelnuts. Sprinkle with salt; press in lightly. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    230
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    110mg
    110%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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