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Spumoni Bars

Spumoni Bars
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 55 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 16
A pistachio cookie base, creamy cherry filling and heavenly chocolate topping make this festive layered bar a truly delicious twist on Italian spumoni. It looks like it takes forever to make, but is way easier than you think—promise!
Updated July 30, 2018

Ingredients

Bar

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1/2 cup chopped shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon green gel food color

Filling

  • 1/4 cup white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix (from 4-serving box)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice

Topping

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, stir or knead Bar ingredients until well mixed. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan.
  • 3
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, stir pudding mix and 1/4 cup melted butter until well blended. Stir in maraschino cherries, powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice (if necessary, add remaining cherry juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth and creamy). Spread filling evenly over cooled cookie base. Set aside.
  • 5
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave Topping ingredients uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Spread evenly over filling. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set.
  • 6
    Use foil to lift from pan; pull foil edges away. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

  • Foil lining the pan makes removal and cleanup easier.
  • Try substituting dark chocolate baking chips for the semisweet chocolate chips in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
16g
24%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
37g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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