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Mexican Fruit Bars

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Mexican Fruit Bars is an easy baked dessert recipe which cannot just escape your guest's attention. Try this amazingly delicious Mexican Fruit Bars dish, you will surely love to talk about with us.
  Butterscotch chips 6 Ounce
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dark brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped toasted almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Mixed candied fruit 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Currants 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Orange rind 1 Tablespoon

In double boiler, over hot (not boiling) water, melt 1 (6-oz.) pkg. butterscotch chips and 1/2 cup butter or margarine with 1/2 cup dark brown sugar.
Remove from heat.
Stir to mix well.
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring gently to blend.
Stir into butterscotch mixture.
Spread batter evenly in a greased 13x9x2-inch pan.
Bake 20 minutes at 350° and remove from oven.
Meanwhile, combine 1 cup chopped, toasted almonds, 1/2 cup each mixed candied fruit and currants, 2 eggs, slightly beaten, and 1 tablespoon grated orange rind.
Spread evenly over hot cookie dough.
Return to oven and bake 20 minutes more at 350°.
Cool in pan.
Cut into 2x1-inch bars.

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