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Creamy Orange-Chocolate Truffle Bars

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 3 hr 15 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 20 servings
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Zesty orange and dark chocolate are a winning combo in a triple-layer, decadent dessert bar.

Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010
Debbie Huber
Petersburg, New Jersey

Ingredients

Base

1
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1/2
cup chopped pecans

Truffle

1
can (14 oz) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1
bag (12 oz) dark chocolate baking chips (2 cups)
2/3
cup sweet orange marmalade

Topping

1
container (8 oz) mascarpone cheese
1 1/3
cups granulated sugar
2/3
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon grated orange peel (from 1 large orange)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and salt with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. On low speed, gradually beat in flour until dough forms. Stir in pecans. Spread mixture in pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave milk and chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave up to 1 minute longer, stirring until smooth. Stir in marmalade; spread over base. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat cheese, granulated sugar and cream on medium speed until smooth. Beat on high speed until mixture is thickened. Stir in orange peel. Spread over truffle layer. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows, wiping knife after each cut. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and salt with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. On low speed, gradually beat in flour until dough forms. Stir in pecans. Spread mixture in pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave milk and chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave up to 1 minute longer, stirring until smooth. Stir in marmalade; spread over base. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat cheese, granulated sugar and cream on medium speed until smooth. Beat on high speed until mixture is thickened. Stir in orange peel. Spread over truffle layer. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows, wiping knife after each cut. Store covered in refrigerator.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
41g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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