Festive Fruit and Nut Bars

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/2
cup dried mixed fruit, chopped
3
tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries
1/2
cup chopped pecans, toasted
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
Powdered sugar, if desired
3
tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

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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 dried fruit, cranberries, pecans and flour; mix well. Sprinkle with fruit mixture; press lightly into dough.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Lightly dust with powdered sugar. Drizzle with chocolate. 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 dried fruit, cranberries, pecans and flour; mix well. Sprinkle with fruit mixture; press lightly into dough.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Lightly dust with powdered sugar. Drizzle with chocolate. 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 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.