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Festive Fruitcake Bars

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Festive Fruitcake Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24

Fruitcake bars deliver the same great flavors of fruitcake with much less time and work.

Updated October 1, 2006
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

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

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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
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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