Creamy Orange-Chocolate Truffle Bars

Creamy Orange-Chocolate Truffle Bars

Tags: Bars, Dessert/Sweets

Debbie Huber, Petersburg, NJ, Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010 Finalist

  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Ready Time: 195 min
  • Yield: 20 bars

Ingredients

BASE

  • 1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Fisher® Chef's Naturals® Chopped Pecans

TRUFFLE

  • 1 can (14 oz) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 bag (12 oz) Hershey’s® Special Dark® chocolate baking chips (2 cups)
  • 2/3 cup Smucker's® Sweet Orange Marmalade

TOPPING

  • 1 container (8 oz) mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel (from 1 large orange)

Preparation Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • In medium bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and salt with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. On low speed, gradually beat in flour until dough forms. Stir in pecans. Spread mixture in pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • In medium microwavable bowl, microwave milk and chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave up to 1 minute longer, stirring until smooth. Stir in marmalade; spread over base. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.
  • In medium bowl, beat cheese, granulated sugar and cream on medium speed until smooth. Beat on high speed until mixture is thickened. Stir in orange peel. Spread over truffle layer. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows, wiping knife after each cut. Store covered in refrigerator.

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Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 bar of 20), Calories 430 (Calories from Fat 210), Total Fat 23g (Saturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 0.5g), Cholesterol 50mg, Sodium 130mg, Total Carbohydrate 52g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 41g), Protein 4g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 6%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.