Maple Walnut Bars

Author: Canadian Living

Look for walnut halves from California. They have none of the rancidity often found in already chopped walnuts.

  • Portion size 40 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Celebrations: 2007

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoons maple extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 40 walnut halves
Base:
  • 2/3 cups butter softened
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnut

Method

Line 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan with parchment paper or grease.

Base: In bowl, beat together butter, sugar and salt until fluffy; stir in flour and walnuts. Press into prepared pan; prick all over with fork. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool on rack.

In bowl, beat butter, maple syrup and extract and vanilla until creamy; beat in sugar in 2 additions. Spread on base.

Press walnuts, in 8 rows of 5, into icing. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Remove from pan; wrap and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Or overwrap in heavy-duty foil; freeze for up to 1 month.) Cut into bars.

Nutritional facts Per bar: about

  • Sodium 39 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 118.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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