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Chocolate Chip Fruitcake Bars

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
12%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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