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Fruit and Nut Squares

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Fruit and Nut Squares
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 48
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Cranberries, apricots and nuts mix up into a rich and delicious favorite holiday bar.
Updated Dec 20, 2007

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

Filling

  • 1 can (about 9 oz) salted mixed nuts (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup quartered dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, mix 2 cups flour, the brown sugar and butter with fork until crumbly. Press firmly in bottom of pan.
  • 2
    In same bowl, mix filling ingredients. Spoon onto crust; spread evenly.
  • 3
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely, about 45 minutes. For squares, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cut bars into bite-size squares and place in miniature foil baking cups. Delight someone with a filled gift box.
  • tip 2
    Make quick work of cutting these fruity squares by spraying a sharp knife with cooking spray.

Nutrition

130 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate, 11g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Square
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 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;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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