Fabulous Fruit Bars

Honorable Mention - Contest Recipe 2007! Bake a warm and cozy fruit dessert bar using cookie mix and pie filling, ingredients already in your cupboard.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

Base

2
pouches (1 lb 1.5 oz each) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2
eggs

Filling

1
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling

Topping

1
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon milk
1/4
teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press half of dough in bottom of pan.
  • 3 Spread pie filling over dough. Drop remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over filling.
  • 4 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 5 In small bowl, stir glaze ingredients until smooth. If necessary, add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over warm bars. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

This recipe was awarded honorable mention in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest.

Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Use your favorite flavor of pie filling.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.