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Glazed Fruitcake Squares

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 30 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Enjoy these distinctive bars packed with candied fruit and walnut, glazed with a hint of brandy – a tasty treat!

Ingredients

Bars

2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened
1/4
cup brandy*
2
eggs
2
cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
3
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
2
cups diced mixed candied fruit
1
cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon margarine or butter, softened
1
to 2 tablespoons brandy**

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In large bowl, combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup margarine, 1/4 cup brandy and eggs; mix well.
  • 2 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. With spoon, stir in all remaining bar ingredients until well mixed. Press mixture evenly in greased pan.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients, adding enough brandy for desired drizzling consistency; beat until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bars. Let stand until set. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In large bowl, combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup margarine, 1/4 cup brandy and eggs; mix well.
  • 2 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. With spoon, stir in all remaining bar ingredients until well mixed. Press mixture evenly in greased pan.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients, adding enough brandy for desired drizzling consistency; beat until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bars. Let stand until set. Cut into bars.

Expert Tips

* To substitute for brandy in bars, use 1/4 cup water or orange juice and 1 teaspoon brandy extract. ** To substitute for brandy in glaze, combine 1 to 2 tablespoons water with 1/2 teaspoon brandy extract.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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