Cashew-Fudge Bars

Enjoy these delicious chocolate, oats and cashew fudge bars baked using Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies - perfect for a dessert.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups cashew halves
1
roll (18 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1/2
cup old-fashioned oats
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon vanilla

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF (325°F for dark pan). Chop 1 cup of the cashew halves. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir in chopped cashews and oats. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, press dough evenly to form crust. Bake 12 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1 1/2-quart saucepan, cook condensed milk and chocolate chips over low heat about 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until chips are melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  • 3 Remove partially baked crust from oven. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cashews; press gently into chocolate.
  • 4 Return to oven; bake 18 to 23 minutes longer or until edges and center begin to crack. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 hour. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF (325°F for dark pan). Chop 1 cup of the cashew halves. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir in chopped cashews and oats. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, press dough evenly to form crust. Bake 12 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1 1/2-quart saucepan, cook condensed milk and chocolate chips over low heat about 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until chips are melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  • 3 Remove partially baked crust from oven. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cashews; press gently into chocolate.
  • 4 Return to oven; bake 18 to 23 minutes longer or until edges and center begin to crack. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 hour. Cut into bars.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Did you know? Pillsbury has a gluten free cookie dough.

For gift-giving, pack tiny squares of these not-quite-candy bars in holiday candy/cookie boxes (available where cake and candy-making supplies are sold). Wrap each box with a pretty ribbon before presenting as a gift.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.