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Pistachio Cream Bars

Pistachio Cream Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 4 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24

Pistachio flavors abound in these dreamy and creamy bars, from the cookie crust to the filling. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Crust

1
cup butter, softened
2/3
cup powdered sugar
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
cup finely chopped pistachio nuts

Filling

1 1/2
cups whipping cream
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
box (4-serving size) pistachio instant pudding and pie filling mix
1
cup milk

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat butter and 2/3 cup powdered sugar with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in flour and baking powder. Stir in nuts. Press dough in bottom of pan.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    In chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. In another medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar on medium speed 1 minute or until creamy. Fold in vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of the whipped cream. Spread over baked crust. Refrigerate.
  • 5
    In medium bowl, mix dry pudding mix and 1 cup milk as directed on package. Refrigerate 5 minutes. Fold in remaining whipped cream. Spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until chilled. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Garnish with additional chopped nuts, if desired. Store covered in refrigerator.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
287
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
0%
Saturated Fat
12g
0%
Sodium
204mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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