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Flavorful Dried Fruit Bars Recipe

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"These yummy bars are packed with naturally sweet fruit and tasty spices, so no one even misses the sugar," assures field editor Ruth Seitz from Columbus Junction, Iowa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dried plums
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 171 calories,263 mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 23 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 8 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine water, dates, plums and raisins. Cook over medium heat until fruit is softened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. Cool. Stir in egg substitute and vanilla. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients; stir in fruit mixture.
  2. Spread into an 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Flavorful Dried Fruit Bars in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p17

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 171 calories,263 mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 23 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 8 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

These were flavorful and imparted a wonderful aroma as they baked.

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Reviewed May. 16, 2010

Wonderful recipe. I made it gluten free and my fussy daughter loves them

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