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Tropical Fruit Bars

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Tropical Fruit Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 32
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Yellow cake mix makes an easy crust for vanilla baking chips, dried fruit, coconut and cashews. Yum!
Updated Aug 16, 2011

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups white vanilla baking chips (from 12-oz bag)
  • 1 bag (7 oz) dried tropical fruit mix, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup cashew pieces, coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir cake mix, butter and egg until mixed. Press in bottom of pan. Sprinkle evenly with baking chips, dried fruit, coconut and cashews; lightly press topping. Pour milk evenly over top.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until edges and center are golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store covered.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    The tropical fruit mix has dried mango, pineapple and papaya in it. You can use any dried fruit mixture.
  • tip 2
    These bars are rich and chewy but not messy. They are perfect to tote to a family picnic.

Nutrition

220 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 31g Total Carbohydrate, 23g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
3%
Sugars
23g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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