Chewy Maple Bars

Chewy Maple Bars

Take a break from chocolate and citrus with a rich maple bar drizzled with frosting.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

bars

Bars
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon maple flavor
1
egg
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup sliced almonds
Maple Icing
1
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon maple flavor
4
to 5 teaspoons milk
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (if using dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 325°F). Lightly grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter, maple flavor and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and 1/2 cup of the almonds. Pat dough in pan with lightly floured fingers.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir all Maple Icing ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle cooled bars with Maple Icing; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup almonds. Let stand 5 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 24 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
Coarsely chopped toasted pecans make a tasty stand-in for the almonds.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 110mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 14g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.