Jewels and Stars Bars

"How'd you do that?" Gumdrops and cookie cutters are the decorating secrets.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

1
bag (10 oz) white vanilla baking chips (1 2/3 cups)
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
eggs
1
container (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Edible glitter, if desired
About 1/2 cup assorted small gumdrops

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat baking chips and butter over low heat, stirring frequently, just until melted (mixture may appear curdled). Remove from heat; cool. Stir in flour, sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 24 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Spread with frosting; sprinkle with glitter. Flatten some gumdrops with bottom of glass, and cut with star-shaped cutter. Place gumdrop stars and regular gumdrops (jewels) on frosting. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

If gumdrops stick to glass, grease bottom of glass and dip in sugar.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.