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Festive Fruit and Nut Bars

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 1 hr 40 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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It's a recipe redo! Our original Chocolate Chip-Fruitcake Bars get a makeover. Check out the new and improved version.

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

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

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 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.
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