Candied Fruit Bars

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped candied fruit
  • 1/2 cup seedless raisins
  • Sifted powdered sugar

Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored; gradually add brown sugar and vanilla, beating well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture. Fold in pecans, candied fruit, and raisins. Spoon mixture into a greased and waxed paper lined 11x7x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes until firm and lightly browned. Removed to a wire rack to cool; remove waxed paper. Cut into 3×1 inch bars, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Yield: about 2 dozen.


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