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.

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roll (18 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
cup chopped salted peanuts
cup chopped mixed candied red and green cherries
cup chopped pecans
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating or almond bark
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*:
    • 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.