Cardamom-Cashew Bars

Cardamom-Cashew Bars

Reduced-fat cream cheese and fat-free egg product put a healthier spin on this 100-calorie bar cookie.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:05

Hr:Mins

Makes

48

bars

Filling
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1/2
cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product or 2 eggs
3
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom or cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups cashews, pieces and halves
Crust
1/2
package (8 oz size) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
egg yolk
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
Orange Drizzle
3/4
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon orange juice
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Prepare Crust; press dough evenly in pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until very light brown.
  2. Beat remaining ingredients except cashews and Orange Drizzle in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes or until thick and colored. Stir in cashews. Spread over baked crust.
  3. Bake 19 to 22 minutes or until top is golden brown and bras are set around edges. Cool completely. Spread wth Orange Drizzle. Cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.
  4. Method Note for Crust: Beat cream cheese and sugars in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg yolk. Gradually stir in flour to make a soft dough.
  5. Method Note for Orange Drizzle: Mix ingredients until smooth and spreadable.
Makes 48 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
This kidney-shaped nut grows on the bottom of the cashew apple. Cashews have a wonderful sweet, buttery flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 25 ),
  • Total Fat 3 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 10 mg;
  • Sodium 55 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 16 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 2 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.