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Walnut Bars

 Walnut Bars
Walnuts grow everywhere in California! I grew up on a "walnut acre" and love them. When I use walnuts, I always think back to my family and harvest time. I hope you enjoy these bars as much as we do. —Chante Jones, Alturas, California
30 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • LEMON GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture and mix well.
  • Press onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at

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Walnut Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 350° for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, combine the eggs, brown sugar, flour,
  • vanilla, salt and baking powder. Stir in walnuts. Spread over crust.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until filling is golden brown. Cool on a wire
  • rack.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar and enough lemon juice to achieve
  • desired consistency; spread over filling. Let stand until set before
  • cutting. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 165 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.