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.
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large 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

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a lightly greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together egg and salt; stir in remaining brown sugar. Stir in nuts, cherries and chocolate chips. Spoon evenly over crust.
Bake until topping is set, 20-25 minutes. Cool completely 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 each: 145 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a lightly greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg and salt; stir in remaining brown sugar. Stir in nuts, cherries and chocolate chips. Spoon evenly over crust.
  3. Bake until topping is set, 20-25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Jewel Nut Bars in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p28

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pslohr User ID: 4639286 24728
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

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

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janalamar User ID: 5849756 24706
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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soldmystore User ID: 6982614 51678
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

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

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soldmystore User ID: 6982614 24850
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

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

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Jiza316 User ID: 5015528 22969
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"I have been making this recipe for year. It's so delicious & a perfect combination of sweet & salty. It also looks fantastic."

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Hertha User ID: 4639551 202873
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"No Christmas cookie platter is complete without these tasty treats. Sometimes we even leave some for the kids, not often though."

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