FRUIT AND NUT BARS WITH RUM ICING--BONNIE'S
|Categories:||Cakes, Cookies, Fruit Desserts, Other Desserts, Quick & Easy|
|Keywords:||cranberries, pecans, bananas, bars, pears, bonnie's, raisins|
|FRUIT NUT BARS|
|2||cups unbleached flour|
|1||teaspoon baking powder|
|1/2||teaspoon baking soda|
|1||cup chopped pecans|
|1||cup cranberries or raisins or mix them|
|2||ripe bananas mashed with a fork|
|6||ounces pear baby food|
|2||egg whites slightly beaten|
|2||ounces cream cheese|
|1/2||cup powdered sugar|
|1||teaspoon rum extract|
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DirectionsIn a large mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt, and add the fruits and nuts. Mix gently to combine.In a medium mixing bowl, mix the wet ingredients: mashed bananas, pears, egg whites and molasses, beat with a hand mixer until smooth.Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
The batter should look like this. It will be thick. Use a 9 X 12 X 2 inch pyrex baking dish. Spray it with butter flavored Pam kitchen spray. Pour the batter evenly in the baking dish.Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes. Test with a toothpick to see if it is done. It will look like this photo.Remove from the oven and place on a rack and cover with a sheet of wax paper.Rum Icing Recipe: Bring the butter and cream cheese to room temperature while waiting for the cake to cool. With an electric mixer and a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, rum extract and the butter until well mixed, and then add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. If it is too thick, add a half teaspoon of water and mix well. Spoon the mixture into a small plastic ziplock bag, close it and get the air out, and then snip the corner of the bag.Pour the icing on the cake and frost.This cake can be served with or without icing. We like ours warm with the rum icing on it. The rum icing melts slightly, like the icing on sweet rolls, or if you prefer, cool completely for a firmer icing. This is what it looks like iced.Cut into bars and serve with a nice glass of cold milk. This recipe is a good gift for friends and family, accompanied by the recipe.This is a closeup of the fruit nut bars. Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid.