Chip Fruit and Nut Bars
Makes 36 bars
Prep Time: 15 min.
Baking Time: 30 min.
- 1/2 - cup (1 stick) butter or
- 3/4 - cup packed light brown
- 1 - egg
- 1/2 - teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/4 - cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 - teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 - teaspoon salt
BUTTER FILLING (recipe below)
- 1/2 - cup chopped candied red or
green maraschino cherries
- 1/4 - cup chopped dried apricots
- 1/4 - cup raisins
- 3/4 - cup Hershey's Semi-Sweet
- 1/2 - cup coarsely chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350° F. and lightly
grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, beat butter,
brown sugar, egg and vanilla until creamy. Stir together flour, baking soda
and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture,
beating until blended and spread evenly into prepared pan.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until
lightly browned; remove from oven. Do not turn oven off. Cool crust
about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare VANILLA BUTTER FILLING and spread evenly over
Sprinkle cherries, apricots,
raisins, chocolate chips and nuts over top. Return to oven and bake 15
minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire
rack. Cut into bars.
Makes about 2/3 cup filling
2 - Tablespoons sugar
2 - Tablespoons milk
1 - Tablespoon butter or
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.