Glazed Dried Fruit and Nut Bars

Glazed Dried Fruit and Nut Bars

Looking for easy dessert bars using Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix? Then check out this fruit and nut dessert.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

32

bars

Cookie Crust
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
to 3 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg, slightly beaten
Filling
1
jar (12 oz) orange marmalade
1
bag (5 oz) dried cherries (about 1 cup)
1
cup sweetened dried cranberries
3/4
cup cashew halves and pieces
1/2
cup unblanched whole almonds
1/2
cup chopped pitted dates
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie crust ingredients until well blended. Press dough in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat orange marmalade to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened. Stir in remaining filling ingredients until well mixed. Spread evenly over cookie crust.
  3. Bake about 15 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and filling is set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 32 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Mix up these bars with other dried fruits and nuts, like golden raisins, dried apricots, hazelnuts or walnuts.
Try with salted roasted nuts for that great salty-sweet flavor combination!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 70mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 20g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 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;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.