Gumdrop Bars Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
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Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2012
I followed the recipe to the letter as I always try to do the first time. I took them out of the oven at 25 minutes, and they tested done. I agree they are a bit dry, but what I liked even less is the "eggy" flavor and the texture. If I were to make this again, I definitely would cut back on the eggs, my gut was telling me that 4 was too many, and I should have followed my instinct. Also, I didn't want to add additional calories or fat to the bars, but I think a glaze would help presentation. The bars will be eaten, but overall, this just didn't work too well for our tastes, and I doubt I'll make again.
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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Living In: Lutz, Florida, USA
Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2012
People are commenting they found these to be dry. I found them very much like a biscotti. They were a hit!
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Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
I made this exactly as the recipe called for and it was dry, I thought it tasted some what like a sugar cookie with gum drops in it...did not care for it at all. My kids did not even eat it.
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Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
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!
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Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2004
The bars were dry and the flavor did not compliment the gum drops.
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Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2001
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.
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Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2000
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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