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Chocolate Mincemeat Bars

What would the holidays be without mincemeat for dessert? Even people who say they don’t care for the taste will be surprised to find they love these tender chocolate bars. —Darlene Berndt, South Bend, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-3/4 cups mincemeat
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Beat in mincemeat. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until dark golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled bars in freezer containers, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, thaw before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 142 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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