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Treasure Chest Bars

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Treasure Chest Bars

Treasure Chest Bars

Linda Larsen
These rich Treasure Chest Bars are chock full of nuts, chocolate and fruit. The recipe makes a very large pan, for munching and sharing over the holidays.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 48 bars


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1 cup salted mixed nuts, broken
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-3 Tbsp. milk


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 15x10" jelly roll pan with 1" sides with nonstick baking spray containing flour; set aside.

Beat 1/2 cup butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together. Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.

Add dry ingredients alternately with milk and orange juice. Then stir in cherries, nuts and chocolate chips. Spread into prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes until light golden brown and set.

For frosting, melt 1/4 cup butter in large saucepan, and then cook over medium heat, watching carefully, until butter begins to turn brown. DO NOT BURN!! Stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and milk to make a thin frosting. Frost bars while warm; cool and cut into squares.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious, Guest Judygold

These were so good, I didn't bother to frost them and didn't miss the frosting. My grandson is allergic to peanuts, so I substituted pistachios for the mixed nuts. I also added a teaspoon of cinnamon; next time I might use more cinnamon. I used semi-sweet chips instead of milk chocolate, as I prefer them. Thanks for the recipe. They are so rich that I cut them into smaller pieces and got more than 48 servings.

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