Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
These squares will be crispy on the outside, but gooey on the inside. They are very rich, so a little goes a long way. When you first cut them, you will swear they are not done, but they are, just eat and enjoy.
- 1 egg
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- 1⁄2 cup sifted flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- Beat egg.
- Add sugar and vanilla.
- Blend in dry ingredients.
- Add nuts.
- Pour into well greased 8 inch square pan.
- Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting.
- This will be slightly soft when removed from oven.
I made these this afternoon as a treat for my daughter's babysitter and when I cut them I thought "OH NO, they aren't cooked through," I can't give these away. Then I tasted them and I thought "WOAH," these are GOOD and now I don't WANT to give them away!!!! Very easy recipe, followed it exactly. I used pecans and baked for 25 minutes. They were crunchy on top and gooey inside -- just like they are supposed to be. Thank you for such an EXCELLENT recipe - simple AND delicious!!!!
JQ, you told me these were addictive. I should have heeded your warning! I used a cup of chopped walnuts, but I think I could easily add some raisins to the mix! These bars, to me, taste so much like oatmeal cookies, only without the oatmeal! Easy to prepare and very, very tasty! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us, JQ!!
I have made these twice in the past week - once with walnuts, and once with no add-ins. So good! I was worried about the dough texture the first time. "Pour" is definitely not the word for it. Shouldn't have wasted the worry! DH thinks they would be good with butterscotch chips added. I can't have them (they have dairy) so I'm back to nuts next time.