Pistachio Ribbon Bars

Pistachio Ribbon Bars

This delicious bar shows off for the holidays with its red, white and green layers.

20 min. prep time
25 bars
252 Ratings



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pistachios
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam


1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons milk


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough in half; press half into ungreased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake 13 minutes. 

Mix chopped pistachios into remaining dough until well combined. 

Spread jam over hot, partially baked crust to within 1/2 inch of edge. Sprinkle remaining dough mixture over jam. Bake 30-33 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Cool completely. 

Combine powdered sugar and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency in bowl.  Drizzle over bars.

Recipe Tip

- Use salted peanuts, cashews or hazelnuts instead of pistachios for a different flavor.

- Try strawberry, red currant or apricot jam instead of raspberry jam.

- To make ahead, prepare bars as directed; do not prepare drizzle. Freeze bars up to 1 month. Thaw. Combine powder sugar and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency in bowl. Drizzle over bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 190

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 105mg

Carbohydrates: 24g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #14653©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Delicious but sloppy! It's hard to keep the crumb mixture on top intact when cutting and eating. However, they're VERY tasty. So maybe you won't mind the crumbs. But be forewarned if eating one while wearing your favorite outfit!
Fantastic...layers of love all the way throughout! YUM!

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