Flying Kite Bars

A high-flying dessert is perfect for celebrating springtime or an uplifting occasion. The kids will just love to help decorate!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 52 min
  • Servings 32

1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
egg
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
tub Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
Betty Crocker™ colored sugars, if desired
Assorted candies, if desired
4
licorice twists
Red shoestring licorice
1
roll Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ chewy fruit snack rolls (any flavor)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with aluminum foil; grease foil with shortening. Beat brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour. Press in pan, using floured fingers.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 Place cutting board upside down on pan of bars; turn board and pan over and remove pan. Carefully peel off foil. Cut bars diagonally into 3 triangles, as shown in diagram. Freeze pieces uncovered about 1 hour for easier frosting if desired.
  • 4 Arrange pieces on 20x15-inch tray to form kite (diamond shape), as shown in diagram, trimming pieces if necessary to fit together. Frost bars with frosting, attaching pieces with small amount of frosting. Decorate with colored sugars and candies. Arrange licorice twists down center of kite from tip to tip and across center from side to side. Insert shoestring licorice in bottom of kite to look like string. Cut fruit roll, and tie on string for bows.

Expert Tips

Cover a piece of sturdy cardboard with foil if you don’t have a large tray.

You can cut the kite into 32 bars. Following the slanted lines of the kite, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
175
(
Calories from Fat
70 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8 g
8 %
(Saturated Fat
6 g,
6 %
),
Cholesterol
25 mg
25 %;
Sodium
45 mg
45 %;
Total Carbohydrate
25 g
25 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.