Glazed Dried Fruit and Nut Bars

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

Ingredients

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

Directions

Directions

  • 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.

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Tips

Expert 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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
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.