Festive Two-in-One Bars

Festive Two-in-One Bars

Looking for a delicious dessert? Then check out these candy coated chocolate bars packed with cherries and nuts – the perfect treat to serve a crowd.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

2:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

36

bars

1
roll (18 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1/4
cup chopped salted peanuts
1/2
cup chopped mixed candied red and green cherries
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating or almond bark
2
teaspoons vegetable oil
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark pan). In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cocoa until well blended. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  2. Sprinkle half of dough with chocolate chips and peanuts; sprinkle remaining half with cherries and pecans.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are set. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  4. In 1-quart saucepan, heat candy coating and oil over low heat about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until coating is melted and smooth. Drizzle over cooled cherry-topped bars. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
Makes 36 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Baking Tip
You can use leftover candy coating to make candy-coated pretzels. Melt the coating and dip pretzel shapes into it. Let them stand until set. Look for tree- and bell-shaped pretzels around the holidays.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 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 Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.