Tropical Fruit Bars

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 40 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons amber rum
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nut
  • 1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cashew
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped, sweetened dried mango
Base:
  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
Rum Butter Icing:
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon amber rum
  • 2 cups icing sugar

Method

Base: In bowl, combine crumbs, coconut and sugar; stir in butter until moistened. Press into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until browned, about 15 minutes. Let cool on rack.

In bowl, stir together condensed milk, rum and flour; stir in nuts, coconut and mango. Spread over base. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until golden and set, about 35 minutes. Let cool.

Rum Butter Icing: In bowl, beat butter, milk and rum until creamy; beat in sugar in 2 additions until fluffy. Spread over filling. Refrigerate until firm, 1 hour. Cut into bars.

Nutritional facts Per bar: about

  • Sodium 93 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 182.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 18 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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