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Maple Walnut Bars

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Maple Walnut Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 36

Relish these maple-walnut bars drizzled with sweet glaze – a distinctive treat!

Updated July 30, 2010

Ingredients

Base

  • 1 1/2
    cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4
    cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/2
    cup margarine or butter, softened

Filling

  • 3/4
    cup sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3/4
    cup microwave ready regular syrup
  • 2
    tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
  • 1
    teaspoon maple flavor or extract
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 1/2
    cups chopped walnuts

Glaze

  • 1
    cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2
    teaspoon maple flavor or extract
  • 1
    to 2 tablespoons milk

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine all base ingredients; beat at low speed until crumbly. Press mixture in bottom of greased pan. Bake at 350°F. for 12 to 14 minutes or until light brown.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine all filling ingredients except walnuts; beat until well combined. Stir in walnuts.
  • 3
    Remove pan from oven; pour filling evenly over warm base. Return to oven; bake at 350°F. for an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until filling is set. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 4
    In small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients; blend until smooth, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle evenly over bars. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

  • Packaged nuts are more expensive than those sold in bulk; save money by purchasing walnuts in the bulk foods section of the supermarket.
  • To firmly pack the base ingredients into the pan, slip your hand into a plastic bag and pat the mixture down or use the flat side of a pancake turner to pat the base in place.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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