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Jewels and Stars Bars


Makes 32 bars


Ring in the New Year, celebrate a birthday, or serve at any celebration…these decadent bars adorned with jewels and stars are party-perfect.


1 bag (10 oz) white vanilla baking chips (1 2/3 cups)                                                

1/2 cup butter or margarine                                                

1 1/4 cups GOLD MEDAL All-Purpose Flour                                                

3/4 cup sugar                                                

1 teaspoon vanilla                                                

1/4 teaspoon salt                                                

3 eggs                                                

1 container (16 oz) BETTY CROCKER Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting                                                

Edible glitter, if desired                                                

About 1/2 cup assorted small gumdrops                                                



1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of 13 x 9-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour.

2.In heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat baking chips and butter over low heat, stirring frequently, just until melted (mixture may appear curdled). Remove from heat; cool. Stir in flour, sugar, vanilla, salt, and eggs. Pour into pan.

3.Bake 24 to 27 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 hour.

4.Spread with frosting; sprinkle with glitter. Flatten some gumdrops with bottom of glass, and cut with star-shaped cutter. Place gumdrop stars and regular gumdrops (jewels) on frosting. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.


TIP: Success: If gumdrops stick to glass, grease bottom of glass and dip in sugar.


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