Brazil Nut Crunch Bars

Sensational shortbread cookies Author: Canadian Living Credits: Sensational shortbread cookies

Bar cookies are always fast to make.

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Celebrations: 2007

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup instant dissolving (fruit/berry) sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced Brazil Nuts
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter soft
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Nut Topping:
  • 3/4 cups sliced Brazil Nuts
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted

Method

Line 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal cake pan with parchment paper or grease.

In food processor, grind half of the sugar and the nuts. Pour into bowl; beat in butter, remaining sugar and vanilla.

In separate bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Stir half at a time into butter mixture until smooth. Press into prepared pan; set aside.

Nut Topping: In bowl, toss nuts, sugar and butter; press over base. Bake in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven until slightly darkened, 35 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Nutritional facts Per bar: about

  • Sodium 32 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 126.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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