Creamy Orange-Chocolate Truffle Bars

Zesty orange and dark chocolate are a winning combo in a triple-layer, decadent dessert bar.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 3 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 20

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)
  • 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
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    13g,
    13%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    130mg
    130%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    52g
    52%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    41g
    41%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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