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Chocolate Chip Fruitcake Bars

This isn't your grandma's fruitcake! Refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough is mixed with candied fruit pieces and layered with jam for a bar recipe that could give fruitcake a great new reputation!

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1/2
cup diced mixed candied fruit
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4
cup seedless raspberry jam
Powdered sugar, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Break up 2/3 of cookie dough into pan. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 2 Break up remaining 1/3 of dough into small bowl. Add candied fruit and flour; mix well. Spread jam over dough in pan. Sprinkle with candied fruit mixture; press lightly into jam.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Lightly dust with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Break up 2/3 of cookie dough into pan. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 2 Break up remaining 1/3 of dough into small bowl. Add candied fruit and flour; mix well. Spread jam over dough in pan. Sprinkle with candied fruit mixture; press lightly into jam.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Lightly dust with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Line the pan with foil, allowing enough foil to make the bars easy to lift and transfer to a flat surface for cutting.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.