Easy Fruitcake Bars Recipe
There's a sweet surprise in every bite of this fruitcake-like treat. The bars keep well in the freezer, so they can be enjoyed long after the holiday season's over.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:48 servings
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
- 1/4 cup apple juice
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla and orange peel until blended. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture until well combined. Stir in walnuts and the reserved fruit mixture.
- 2. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.
1 serving (1 each) equals 88 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
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