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Festive Fruitcake Bars

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Festive Fruitcake Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24
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Fruitcake bars deliver the same great flavors of fruitcake with much less time and work.
Updated Oct 1, 2006

Ingredients

Bars

  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups candied cherries
  • 1 package (8 ounces) pitted dates, cut in half
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or filberts

Orange Glaze

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. In large bowl, mix 1 cup flour, the brown sugar, butter, orange peel, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and egg with spoon.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix 1/4 cup flour, the cherries, dates and pecans; stir into brown sugar mixture. Spread in pan.
  • 3
    Bake about 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat all Orange Glaze ingredients over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens slightly. Drizzle cooled bars with glaze. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 3 rows.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Line the baking pan with foil to make cleanup and cutting bars easy.

Nutrition

220 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
0%
Saturated Fat
3g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
0%
Sodium
130mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 0 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 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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