Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mixed Nut Bars

I made these for treats for FPU class last week.  Everyone liked them.
Mixed Nut Bars


Crust:
2 1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1 egg

Topping:
6 cups fancy mixed nuts (no peanuts)(Beth bought the ones with peanuts in them)

1 cup honey
3/4 cup brown sugar
9 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons whipping cream

Preheat the oven to 375°.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter in the food processor.(Beth used a pastry cutter, but you could use 2 knives)
Process until the mixture is the size of small peas.

Mix in the egg.

Spray a jelly-roll pan (17 x 11) with non-stick spray; line with parchment. (Beth didn't do this)
Press the crust mixture into the pan and bake in the preheated oven 10-15 minutes, or until browned around the edges.

Remove from the oven and spread the nuts evenly over the crust.
Bring the honey and brown sugar to a boil and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

Stir in the butter and whipping cream; let the mixture boil 1 minute stirring constantly.

Pour the mixture evenly over the nuts.

Bake 15-20 minutes or until the mixture is caramelized and bubbling.
Cool the pan on a wire rack, then cut into squares
 

2 comments:

  1. I just made this and it is absolutely delicious! I cut the whole thing in quarters while still very warm and removed them from the pan since I did not use parchment paper. I put them on cutting boards and cut the squares. Now they just have to finish cooling and I can put it away. This is a great recipe and is a definite keeper.

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  2. So glad you liked them. I didn't use parchment either--just sprayed the pan with cooking spray and they were fine.

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