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Glazed Fruit Sticks

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Makes:about 48 fruit sticks
Freezing:excellent

These hearty sticks made with dates and walnuts are coated in a delicate sugar glaze. They taste great on their own or served with a cup of tea.

Ingredients

Bar

1 cup 250 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1 cup 250 mL Robin Hood All Purpose Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 tsp 2 mL baking soda
1 tsp 5 mL cinnamon
1/4 tsp 1 mL nutmeg
1/2 cup 125 mL butter
1/2 cup 125 mL sugar
1/2 cup 125 mL lightly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup 175 mL raisins
3/4 cup 175 mL chopped walnuts
1/2 cup 125 mL chopped dates or apricots

Glaze: (Optional)

1/3 cup 75 mL sifted icing sugar
1 1/2 tsp 7 mL water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg in large mixing bowl. Stir well to blend.
  3. Cream butter and sugars together in separate large bowl using an electric mixer, until light and fluffy in texture. Beat in eggs.
  4. Mix dry ingredients with creamed mixture. Stir in raisins, nuts and dates. Mix with hands to incorporate fruit into a smooth dough.
  5. Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Place 2 portions on each prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Shape each dough portion into a strip approximately 10" (25 cm) long, 2" (5 cm) wide and 1/2" (1 cm) thick.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden. Dough should feel soft, but will become firm upon cooling.
  8. Cool 10 minutes on baking sheets; then place on wire racks to cool completely.
  9. Glaze (Optional): Combine icing sugar and water to make a smooth glaze. Drizzle over uncut bars. Let glaze dry, then cut strips diagonally into 3/4" (4 cm) sticks.

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