White Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Bars

White Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Bars

White chocolate and macadamia nuts--two of the richest flavors imaginable--come together in these remarkable cookie bars.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

48

bars

3/4
cup butter or margarine
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon vanilla
2
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1
cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or slivered almonds
1
cup white baking chips
1
teaspoon shortening
  1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Heat butter and brown sugar in 3-quart saucepan over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted; remove from heat.
  2. Beat vanilla and eggs into sugar mixture with electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in flour and baking powder on low speed. Stir in half of the nuts and 1/4 cup of the baking chips. Pour into pan. Sprinkle with remaining nuts and 1/2 cup of the baking chips.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set. Cool about 30 minutes.
  4. Melt remaining 1/4 cup baking chips and the shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Pour into small resealable plastic food-storage bag; seal bag. Cut small opening in a corner of the bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle melted chips over bars. Cool until set. For 48 bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.
Makes 48 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Add a flavor punch by replacing the vanilla extract with 1 1/2 tablespoons rum extract.
Success
Serving these and other bar cookies is easiest if you first remove a corner piece. (And you get to nibble on that sacrificed piece!)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 125
    • (Calories from Fat 65 ),
  • Total Fat 7 g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 g,),
  • Cholesterol 10 mg;
  • Sodium 65 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.