Maple Nut Bars

by Haley on December 12, 2012

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These bars taste like pecan pie! The shortbread crust is so buttery and delicious and the topping is gooey and crunchy.

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The maple syrup give these bars a unique twist. The topping is full of hazelnuts, walnuts and pecans.

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Make these, you won’t be disappointed!

Maple Nut Bars

Crust
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups flour

Topping
3 eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbs butter, melted
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
3/4 cup sliced hazelnuts
2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1. Crust: Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy. On low speed, beat in flour until thoroughly blended and crumbly. Press evenly into 13×9 prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven until golden around the edges, 12 to 15 minutes.
2. Topping: In a bowl, whisk eggs, brown sugar, maple syrup and melted butter until smoothly blended. Whisk in flour and baking powder. Mix well. Stir in hazelnuts and walnuts. Spread evenly over warm crust.
3. Return to oven and bake until topping is set, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely. Enjoy!

From: Bars & Squares

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Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) December 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Ooohhh, pecan pie in bar form? Sign me up. I bet I would have to stop myself from eating all of these.

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