Cranberry-Date Bars

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Cardamom is known as the grain of paradise in India. Sample its woodsy, sweet scent in these moist, fruit-flecked bars.

Cranberry-Date Bars,
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
20

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ⅔ cup packaged biscuit mix

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ½ cup chopped dates

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, extending the foil up and over the edges of the pan. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine biscuit mix and cardamom; stir in dates, cranberries, and pecans. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and beat until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in dry mixture just until combined.

  3. Spread dough evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  4. To serve, remove baked mixture from pan by lifting foil. Place on a cutting board; cut into bars. Dust with powdered sugar. Makes 20 bars.

Tips

Prepare as directed. Place bars in single layer in airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
8g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Protein 2g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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