Healthy Meal Prep
Negroni Bars Recipe and Video

Negroni Bars


Spiked with gin, vermouth, and orange bitters, these sweet-salty cookie bars will remind you of negroni cocktails.


  • 2 cups finely crushed pretzels
  • ⅓ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup dry milk powder
  • 12 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 grapefruit, zested
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup grapefruit juice
  • ¼ cup bitter orange aperitif (such as Campari®)
  • 2 tablespoons gin
  • 2 tablespoons red vermouth
  • 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and line a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine crushed pretzels, brown sugar, and milk powder in a medium mixing bowl. Add butter to the bowl and toss to combine. Press the pretzel mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Whisk sugar, eggs, flour, and grapefruit zest together in a large bowl. Whisk in orange juice, grapefruit juice, orange aperitif, gin, and vermouth. Pour over the pretzel crust.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is set, 30 to 35 minutes. Cover with foil if filling starts browning too quickly. Cool completely on a wire rack, 20 to 30 minutes. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  6. Pulse freeze-dried strawberries in a food processor until finely ground. Use a fine-mesh strainer to dust strawberry powder over the filling. Cut into 24 bars and serve.

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Nutritional Information

Negroni Bars

Servings Per Recipe: 24
Calories: 255
% Daily Value *
protein: 7 %
carbohydrates: 14 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 6 %
fat: 11 %
saturated fat: 21 %
cholesterol: 21 %
vitamin a iu: 6 %
niacin equivalents: 10 %
vitamin b6: 3 %
vitamin c: 28 %
folate: 8 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 5 %
magnesium: 3 %
potassium: 3 %
sodium: 8 %
thiamin: 10 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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