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Festive Fruit and Nut Bars

festive fruit and nut bars Dessert
Festive Fruit and Nut Bars
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 24

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Updated September 22, 2020
Pillsbury Cookies
Make with
Pillsbury Cookies

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

Steps

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  • 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. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER PRESSING DOUGH IN PAN WITH FLOURED FINGERS.)
  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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