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Chewy Maple Bars

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Chewy Maple Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24
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Take a break from chocolate and citrus with a rich maple bar drizzled with frosting.
Updated May 24, 2006

Ingredients

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Coarsely chopped toasted pecans make a tasty stand-in for the almonds.

Nutrition

140 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 14g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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