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  • Serves: 20 Servings

Christmas Gumdrop Bars

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Category: Breads, Quick Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 ts Ground mace
  • 1/3 c Vegetable shortening --
  • Soft
  • 1 c Packed light brown sugar
  • 1 lg Egg
  • 2 ts Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c Evaporated milk
  • 1 c Gumdrops -- no licorice
  • 1/2 c Black walnuts -- chopped
  • Confectioner's sugar


1. Cut small, soft gumdrops into 4 to 5 pieces each. (Do not use
licorice-flavored candies.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9
x 9 x 2 inch pan. 2. Sift flour with baking powder, salt and spices. Set
aside. 3. Place shortening, brown sugar, egg and vanilla into large bowl.
Use an electric mixer set at medium speed to beat mixture until light and
fluffy. Add half the flour mixture and the evaporated milk and beat until
smooth. Stir in remaining flour mixture until well combined. Add gumdrops
and coarsely chopped walnuts (or pecans), mixing well. 4. Spread evenly in
prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center
comes out clean. Remove pan to wire rack and cool partially. Cut into bars
while still warm. Sprinkle lightly with sifted confectioner's sugar.

Yield: about 20 bars.

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