Spiced Prune Bars

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by kitchengrrl

These are absolutely delicious, very good for you, and adapted from a recipe in the book "Cookies at the Academy". These are so fast and easy to whip up, great if you are in a "cookie emergency".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together the dry ingredients (flour through cloves) to combine thoroughly. Add prunes, stirring well to coat with flour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F Cream together butter and sugar, then beat in egg until fluffy.
  3. Gradually blened in flour mixture. Divide dough into 4 equal portions.
  4. Spread walnuts on a large piece of waxed paper. Shape each portion of dough into a long roll and turn in nuts to coat well on all sides.
  5. Transfer nut-encrusted rolls to greased baking sheets. Flatten rolls into strips with your fingers until they are about1 1/2 inches wide and 3/4 inch think. Sprinkle strips with any remaining nuts.
  6. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of each strip comes out clean and nuts are toasted (15-20 minutes). Let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.
  7. Drizzle strips with Lemon Glaze. Then cut into 1-inch wide bars on the diagonal. Transfer bars to wire racks to cool completely.
  8. Lemon Glaze.
  9. In a small bowl, combine confectioner's sugar and lemon rind. Gradually add lemon juice, stirring until the glaze is smooth and of a good drizzling consistency.

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