Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Bradenton, Florida

Chewy Ginger Date Granola Bars

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1
package Pillsbury® Big Deluxe® refrigerated oatmeal raisin cookies
3/4
cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped
1/3
cup pitted dates, finely chopped
3
tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 1/2
cups old-fashioned oats
3/4
cup flaked coconut
1/4
cup Jif® Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil 1 inch over 2 opposite sides of pan. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add almonds, dates and ginger; mix with wooden spoon or knead with hands. Add oats, coconut and chocolate hazelnut spread; mix or knead until well blended. Press in pan.
  • 3 Bake 23 to 28 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool in pan 20 minutes. Using foil for handles, remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Remove foil; cut bars into 4 squares. Cut each square into 3 bars. Store covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil 1 inch over 2 opposite sides of pan. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add almonds, dates and ginger; mix with wooden spoon or knead with hands. Add oats, coconut and chocolate hazelnut spread; mix or knead until well blended. Press in pan.
  • 3 Bake 23 to 28 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool in pan 20 minutes. Using foil for handles, remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Remove foil; cut bars into 4 squares. Cut each square into 3 bars. Store covered.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
120mg
120%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 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:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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