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Fruit Punch Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Fruit Punch Bars, by , is from 50TH ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Linda Myers
Added: Friday, May 15, 2009


2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 lb 1 oz can fruit cocktail, undrained
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut, or less, to taste
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

BARS: grease and flour bottom of 15X10X1 jelly roll pan. Beat eggs and sugar in large mixer bowl at high speed until light and fluffy. Add fruit cocktail, flour, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well blended, scraping sides and bottom of bowl. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with coconut and walnuts. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. While hot, drizzle with glaze.

GLAZE: combine all ingredients except walnuts in small saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in walnuts. Cool before cutting bars.




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