Fruitcake Bars

Crust:  2 c flour

            1/4 c sugar

            1 c butter


Filling:    1 c sugar

              1/2 c flour

              1/2 tsp baking powder

              1/2 tsp salt

              4 eggs

              1 c candied fruits (fruit cake mix)

              1 c nuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine crust ingredients until fine crumbs form.  Press into 9 x 13" pan.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Combine sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt.  Beat in eggs.  Stir in candied fruit and nuts.  Pour over hot crust.  Bake 35 minutes.  Cut into bars while warm.  Cool completely and dust with powdered sugar.


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