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Chewy Prune Bars

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Ingredients
For crust
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Dash
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)
  Egg yolk 1 Large
  Cold coffee 2 Tablespoon
  Semi sweet chocolate pieces 12 Ounce (1 Package)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened (1 Stick)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Large
  Egg white 1 Large
  Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped pitted prunes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Finely chopped walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Grease a 15 1/2-by-10 1/2-by-l-inch jelly-roll pan. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Make Crust: In medium bowl, combine flour, 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, the baking powder and salt. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in 1/2 cup butter to resemble coarse cornmeal. With fork, stir in egg yolk and coffee just until mixture forms a dough.
3. Press dough evenly into bottom of prepared pan (crust will be thin). Bake 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven; sprinkle with chocolate pieces; bake 2 minutes longer. Remove pan from oven. With spatula, spread chocolate evenly over crust. Let crust cool on wire rack several minutes to set chocolate.
4. Make Topping: In medium bowl, with portable electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, egg white and vanilla; mix until well blended (mixture may look curdled). Stir in chopped prunes and walnuts. Spread mixture evenly over chocolate.
5. Bake 25 minutes longer, or until light golden. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into 32 bars; sprinkle confectioners' sugar over top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Wheat
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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