Rainbow Glitter Bars

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 96
Rainbow Glitter Bars

Ingredients

Bars

1
egg
1
cup granulated sugar
1
cup butter, softened
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Glitter Sugar

1/2
cup granulated sugar
Liquid food color
1
tablespoon water

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat the oven to 350º. Grease pan, 15x10-inch pan with sides, with shortening.
  • 2
    Mix the egg yolk, 1 cup granulated sugar and butter in large bowl with wooden spoon.
  • 3
    Stir in the flour and cinnamon to sugar mixture until well mixed. Press dough in the greased pan, with fingers.
  • 4
    Make Glitter Sugar by placing the 1/2 cup granulated sugar in the plastic bag. Add a few drops of food color to the sugar (see tip below for colors/amounts). Seal bag closed. Squeeze the sugar in the bag until it becomes evenly colored. (Or, if desired, divide sugar among several bags. Tint each with a drop or two of different colors of food color.)
  • 5
    Mix the water and egg white in small bowl with whisk until foamy. Brush egg white mixture over dough, using the pastry brush. Sprinkle Glitter Sugar lightly over dough. (For a rainbow design, make semicircles of several colors.)
  • 6
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bars are very light brown. Immediately cut pan of bars into 8 rows by 6 rows, using the sharp knife. Cut squares in half. Place pan on the wire cooling rack. Cool bars completely.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Here's an easy way to achieve the color of sugar you desire. Simply add the food color indicated to 1/2 cup sugar to get the color of sugar you want: Orange: 2 drops yellow and 2 drops red Peach: 4 drops yellow and 1 drop red Yellow: 4 drops yellow Pale yellow: 2 drops yellow Green: 8 drops green Lime green: 3 drops yellow and 1 drop green Blue: 5 drops blue Turquoise blue: 3 drops blue and 1 drop green Baby blue: 2 drops blue Purple: 3 drops red and 2 drops blue Red: 10 drops red Rose: 5 drops red and 1 drop blue Pink: 1 drop red

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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