Jewel Nut Bars Recipe
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Jewel Nut Bars Recipe

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These colorful bars, with the eye-catching appeal of candied cherries and the crunchy goodness of mixed nuts, are certain to become a holiday favorite year after year. I get lots of compliments on the rich, chewy crust and the combination of sweet and salty flavors.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1-1/2 cups green and red candied cherries, halved
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 145 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg. Add salt and remaining brown sugar. Stir in the nuts, cherries and chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon evenly over crust. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Jewel Nut Bars in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 145 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"These are fantastic! I omit the cherries and use dark chocolate chips instead."

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"I made those bars tonight... They taste amazing and they even looked better than the the picture on the site"

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"I make these every Chritmas, love them! Easy too!"

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"Make these every Christmas.... love them!"

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