Chocolate Mincemeat Bars
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
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large 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 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until dark golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Freeze option: Freeze cooled bars in freezer containers, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, thaw before serving.
Nutrition Facts1 bar: 142 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as Chocolate Mincemeat Bars in Taste of Home December/January 2002
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