Tropical Fruit Bars

Yellow cake mix makes an easy crust for vanilla baking chips, dried fruit, coconut and cashews. Yum!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 3 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 32

Ingredients

1
box yellow cake mix with pudding
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
egg
1 1/2
cups white vanilla baking chips (from 12-oz bag)
1
bag (7 oz) dried tropical fruit mix
1
cup flaked coconut
1
cup cashew pieces
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir cake mix, butter and egg until mixed. Press in bottom of pan. Sprinkle evenly with baking chips, dried fruit, coconut and cashews; lightly press topping. Pour milk evenly over top.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until edges and center are golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    220
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    160mg
    160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    23g
    23%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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