What would the holidays be without mincemeat for dessert? Even people who say they don't care for the taste will love these moist chocolate bars.—Darlene Berndt, South Bend, Indiana
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1-3/4 cups mincemeat
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Beat in mincemeat. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Mincemeat Bars in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p54
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