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Cardamom-Cashew Bars

Cardamom-Cashew Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 48

Reduced-fat cream cheese and fat-free egg product put a healthier spin on this 100-calorie bar cookie. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Filling

1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1/2
cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product or 2 eggs
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom or cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups cashews, pieces and halves

Crust

1/2
package (8 oz size) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
egg yolk
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Orange Drizzle

3/4
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon orange juice

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Prepare Crust; press dough evenly in pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until very light brown.
  • 2
    Beat remaining ingredients except cashews and Orange Drizzle in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes or until thick and colored. Stir in cashews. Spread over baked crust.
  • 3
    Bake 19 to 22 minutes or until top is golden brown and bras are set around edges. Cool completely. Spread wth Orange Drizzle. Cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.
  • 4
    Method Note for Crust: Beat cream cheese and sugars in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg yolk. Gradually stir in flour to make a soft dough.
  • 5
    Method Note for Orange Drizzle: Mix ingredients until smooth and spreadable.

Expert Tips

  • This kidney-shaped nut grows on the bottom of the cashew apple. Cashews have a wonderful sweet, buttery flavor.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
10 mg
Sodium
55 mg
Potassium
60 mg
Total Carbohydrate
16 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
2 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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