These are very similar to a fruit bar that a very popular grocery store in our area sells, I've always loved them. I think they would be just as good without the frosting, but hey you can never have enough frosting, right? Thanks for a timeless recipe, it's one that we'll enjoy for many years.
These were great and smelled terrific as they baked! I skipped the cloves, as I am not fond of them, but otherwise made as directed. They were terrific and everyone loved them. The icing is really good, too! The coffee in the bars and the icing give them a unique flavor. They were great the next morning with a cup of coffee also. Thanks for a super recipe!