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Fruit & Nut Bar Cookies

Fruit & Nut Bar Cookies. Inspired by Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut candy bar, this recipe combines favourite dried fruits like cranberries or golden raisins with a double chocolate chip cookie.

Fruit & Nut Bar Cookies - inspired by a favourite candy bar with dried fruits and nuts..

Fruit & Nut Bar Cookies

This Fruit & Nut Bar Cookies recipe was inspired by one of my favorite candy bars, Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut bar.

The combination of sweet raisins and crunchy toasted nuts in chocolate is irresistible to me. That combination also works very well in these cookies.

The fruit & nut bar cookies themselves remain soft with crispy edges. Additionally, they have a fudgy interior and plenty of textural additions from the chewy dried fruits and crunchy toasted nuts.

Dipping the cookies is optional of course but not for me! I think it’s the perfect finishing touch for these cookies.

As always, my preference leans towards dark chocolate as my dip of choice. Of course you can use any kind you prefer or have on hand.

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Several dried fruits will work in these, from golden raising, dried cranberries or even candied dried strawberries. I’ve used a combination of all three in this version and that combination was outstanding.

The recipe as written calls for almonds, but you could easily substitute hazelnuts if you like. I’d even try them with a combination of nuts.

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Fruit & Nut Bar Cookies - inspired by a favourite candy bar with dried fruits and nuts..
Yield: 18 large cookies

Fruit and Nut Bar Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Fruit & Nut Bar Cookies - inspired by Cadbury's Fruit and Nut candy bar, this recipe combines favorite dried fruits like cranberries or golden raisins with a double chocolate chip cookie.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped toasted almonds
  • 2/3 cup dried fruit, golden raisins, dried cranberries or strawberries or a combination of your choice

Instructions

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar well.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla to the creamed mixture and beat until well combined.
  3. Sift together the cocoa, flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Mix well until a dough begins to form. Fold in the chocolate chips, chopped almonds and dried fruit.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Dough should be cold when it goes in the oven.
  6. Roll the dough into about 1 1/2 inch balls.
  7. Place about 3 inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and flatten the balls to about half their height with the bottom of a clean drinking glass.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 13-15 minutes.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for several minutes before placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Drizzle with chocolate or dip the cookies in the chocolate ganache if desired,
  11. let the dipped or drizzled cookies sit on a parchment lined baking sheet until the chocolate sets.
  12. Store in an airtight container. Freezes well too.
  13. To make Chocolate Ganache for drizzling or dipping just melt together the 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of whipping cream.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

18 large cookies

Amount Per Serving Calories 339Saturated Fat 10gCholesterol 53mgSodium 186mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 3gSugar 27gProtein 5g

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