Maple Walnut Bars

Embrace the Christmas season by baking these maple and walnut bars - a delicious dessert.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter, softened
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1
egg yolk
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup real maple syrup
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup whipping cream
3
tablespoons butter
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups coarsely chopped walnuts
1/3
cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, the granulated sugar and egg yolk with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Add flour and salt; beat until moist clumps form. Press dough in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, heat syrup, brown sugar, whipping cream and 3 tablespoons butter to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and walnuts. Pour hot filling over partially baked crust.
  • 4 Bake 15 minutes or until filling is bubbling in center. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Refrigerate 1 hour. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.