Chewy Maple Bars

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

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24

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.

Expert Tips

Coarsely chopped toasted pecans make a tasty stand-in for the almonds.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
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.