Mega-Bucks Shortbread

Gold Medal® Flour Recipe Contest 2010!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

3/4
cup butter, softened
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup chopped dry-roasted macadamia nuts
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips (2 cups)
4
oz dried pineapple, finely chopped (3/4 cup)
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1
tablespoon butter
1/4
cup whipping cream

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, beat 3/4 cup softened butter and the brown sugar until creamy. Add flour and salt; mix until soft dough forms. Stir in nuts. Press in ungreased 9-inch square pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave sweetened condensed milk and vanilla baking chips uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips are completely melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in dried pineapple. Pour over shortbread in pan. Refrigerate about 1 1/2 hours or until set.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon butter and the whipping cream uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips are completely melted. Spread over pineapple layer. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set. For 36 bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

To cut bars easily, line bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan. Make bars as directed. Use foil to lift bars from pan, then pull foil from sides of bars before cutting.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.