Chocolate Chip Fruit and Nut Bars

Chocolate Chip Fruit and Nut Bars

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SKILL LEVEL : intermediate

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories170
Calories from Fat80
Total Fat9 g14% DV
Saturated Fat4 g23% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol30 mg10% DV
Sodium180 mg8% DV
Total Carbohydrates24 g8% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars16 g
Protein2 g
Vitamin A8% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron6% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories170
Calories from Fat80
Total Fat9 g14% DV
Saturated Fat4 g23% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol30 mg10% DV
Sodium180 mg8% DV
Total Carbohydrates24 g8% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars16 g
Protein2 g
Vitamin A8% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron6% DV
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick) , softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • VANILLA BUTTER FILLING (recipe follows)
  • 1/2 cup candied red or green maraschino cherries chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup nuts coarsely chopped

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 2. Beat butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned; remove from oven. Do not turn oven off. Cool crust about 5 minutes.
  • 4. Meanwhile, prepare VANILLA BUTTER FILLING; spread evenly over crust. Sprinkle cherries, apricots, raisins, chocolate chips and nuts over top. Return to oven. Bake 15 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes about 24 bars.
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  • VANILLA BUTTER FILLING
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Beat sugar, milk, butter, egg and vanilla in small bowl until smooth. Add flour, baking soda and salt; beat until well blended. About 2/3 cup filling.
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