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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
Make With
Make With
Pillsbury Cookies

Ingredients

Bar

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 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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