Festive Fruit and Nut Bars

It's a recipe redo! Our original Chocolate Chip-Fruitcake Bars get a makeover. Check out the new and improved version.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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