Mardi Gras Bars Recipe

2016-02-01
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 60m

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We gave these a test run this week for Daniel’s co-workers…

one of his friends told him the next day that he dreamed of

the Mardi Gras Bars all night!

I think you need to try them and let me know

if they haunt your dreams as well!

Ingredients

  • The Crust:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 sticks cold butter
  • 6 TBSP sugar
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • The Filling:
  • 2 --8oz pkg cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • The Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP milk

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.

Step 2

Making the Crust:

Step 3

Combine all crust ingredients in food processor. pulse until all combined and fine in texture.

Step 4

Press the crust mixture into your prepared pan.

Step 5

Making the Filling:

Step 6

Beat all filling ingredients and gently spread over the crust.

Step 7

Bake for 30 minutes.

Step 8

For the Glaze:

Step 9

Whisk together glaze ingredients and immediately pour over hot filling.

Step 10

Next mix your sugar with the food coloring and combine completely.

Step 11

Place in a diagonal pattern over the glaze in a diagonal pattern.

Step 12

Cool completely and cut into bars.

The crust will begin most deliciously like this!

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I mixed mine in a food processor for ease but you

can also use a pastry cutter to blend the ingredients…

the dough will look like fine sand…

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I was skeptical at first because it was so dry,

but when you pour it in your 9×13 pan sprayed with nonstick spray..

it presses together well…

i used the back of a small rounded metal bowl to press it…

Next, mix up the wonderful filling ingredients and

carefully spread it over the crust…

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Bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes…

immediately after removing from the oven,

pour the glaze mixture over the filling and spread carefully…

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Next, mix 1 cup sugar each with green, yellow and

red+blue combined food color to make purple…

then spread the colors like so…

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When the bars are completely cool,

cut into squares

and enjoy!

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