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Fruit Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Fruit Bars, by , is from "Mothers Guide to Food,Family and Fun", one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ruth Willeford
Added: Sunday, November 25, 2007


1 c. oleo
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. chopped candies, fruit, raisins or dates
3 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. chopped nuts
1 c. white sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. water
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt

11/2 c. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. butter or oleo
11/2 tsp. vanilla
1 or 2 tbsp. warm water

Cream: sugar, oleo and eggs until fluffy.
Dissolve: baking soda, in the water and blend into the cream mixture.
Add: dry ingredients that have been sifted together.
Stir in: the fruit and nuts of your choice and a small amount of coconut adds a lot of flavor.
Chil: about one hour. Then on a lightly floured board, form into rolss about 10" long 3/4" in diameter. Place on cookie sheet and flatten roll with your fingers to about 1/4" thinck. The cookie sheet will hold two rolls.
Bake: @ 350 for abouit 15 minutes or until slightly brown.
As soon as you remove the from the oven, glaze them.

Mix the glaze ingredients until smooth (about the thickness of honey). Spread over the bars. When cool - cut into 1" bars.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe makes about 6 - 8 rolls and is a good way to use small amounts of left over fruits from the holidays.




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