Strawberry Pecan Jumbles

Makes 18 bars.

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup CREAM OF WHEAT Hot Cereal (Instant, 1-minute, 2-1/2-minute or 10-minute cook time), uncooked
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup POLANER All Fruit Strawberry Fruit Spread
  • PREHEAT oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease 9-inch square baking pan.
  • BLEND flour, Cream of Wheat, pecans, sugar and baking powder in large bowl. Stir in butter, egg and vanilla until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup mixture.
  • PRESS remaining Cream of Wheat mixture on bottom of prepared baking pan. Smooth fruit spread evenly over bottom; crumble reserved mixture over fruit spread.
  • BAKE 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.