Fruit and Nut Squares

Cranberries, apricots and nuts mix up into a rich and delicious favorite holiday bar.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened

Filling

1
can (about 9 oz) salted mixed nuts (1 1/2 cups)
1
cup quartered dried apricots
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2
cup flaked coconut
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, mix 2 cups flour, the brown sugar and butter with fork until crumbly. Press firmly in bottom of pan.
  • 2 In same bowl, mix filling ingredients. Spoon onto crust; spread evenly.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely, about 45 minutes. For squares, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

Cut bars into bite-size squares and place in miniature foil baking cups. Delight someone with a filled gift box.

Make quick work of cutting these fruity squares by spraying a sharp knife with cooking spray.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Square
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.