Gumdrop Bars

Gumdrop Bars

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Rosemarie Magee
Recipe by  Rosemarie Magee

“Great bar cookie.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Sift dry ingredients and set aside
  3. Beat eggs in large bowl until foamy.
  4. Beat in sugar gradually.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Blend in sifted dry ingredients.
  7. Mix in gumdrops and walnuts.
  8. Pour into pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into bars while still warm.

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I really enjoyed these bars. In previous reviews, there are complaints that they are too dry. I substituted the white sugare for 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar. White sugar tends to give foods a crispier, sandier finish. My bars turned out great!



I made the first batch exactly following the recipe and the bars turned out rather dry, although I liked the flavor. The second batch was identical except that I substituted half of the sugar with an equal quantity of unsweetened apple sauce, as per the suggestion from LMCBSOP. Now they're perfect. I agree; this one's a keeper.



I really enjoyed this recipe- especially the fact that it had no added fat, and was nice and light- a good balance to the density of the gumdrops. I found the bars dried out very fast, and they were a little on the sweet side. You might try replacing one of the eggs and some of the sugar with some applesauce, for a moister, more flavorfully sweet bar. But overall, this recipe is definitely a keeper!

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Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 181 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 32.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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