Festive Two-in-One Bars

Want a delicious dessert recipe? Then try these chocolate, cherries and nut bars drizzled with candy coating – perfect to treat a crowd.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 36

Ingredients

1
roll (18 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1/4
cup chopped salted peanuts
1/2
cup chopped mixed candied red and green cherries
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating or almond bark
2
teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark pan). In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cocoa until well blended. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 Sprinkle half of dough with chocolate chips and peanuts; sprinkle remaining half with cherries and pecans.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are set. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, heat candy coating and oil over low heat about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until coating is melted and smooth. Drizzle over cooled cherry-topped bars. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    120
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    45mg
    45%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    15g
    15%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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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