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Fruit & Nut Festive Bars

01:45:00 24 servings, 1 bar (55 g) each
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24 servings, 1 bar (55 g) each

Made with traditional holiday ingredients, such as dried fruit, flaked coconut and chopped pecans, these delicious sweet treats are perfect for gift-giving.

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  • Combine flour and baking soda. Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.
  • Heat oven to 325°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 15x11-inch rectangle; press onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of prepared pan. Prick bottom of crust in several places with fork. Bake 10 min.
  • Whisk eggs and sweetened condensed milk until blended; pour into crust. Top with remaining ingredients.
  • Bake 20 min. or until centre is almost set. Cool completely. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into bars.

Special Extra

For gift-giving, package small portions of bars in resealable plastic containers and wrap with colourful ribbon.


Various blends of chopped fruits are available - select your favourite variety for this recipe. Or, you can make your own dried fruit mix. Create a tropical blend using dried mango and pineapple, or a berry blend made with dried blueberries.

How to Make Mini Muffin Tarts

Prepare cream cheese dough as directed; press 1 Tbsp. dough onto bottom and up side of each of 24 miniature muffin pan cups. Fill with dried fruit, nuts and coconut; top with sweetened condensed milk mixture. (Do not overfill cups.) Bake in 325°F oven 15 min. or until centres are almost set. Cool completely.


  • 24 servings, 1 bar (55 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings, 1 bar (55 g) each
Calories 210
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 100mg
Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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