Buttermilk Bars

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Temperance

One of my absolute favorite treats when I was a child. They have a maple flavor to them and are best enjoyed with a glass of cold iced tea.

Top Review by I Love Figs

These were delicious and super moist, but the topping was a little bit tricky and I wished I'd gotten more of a heads up on what to expect with it. All was fine until the last step of adding powdered sugar - when I did so, the mixture immediately clumped up and began to crumble and dry out. It was a crumbly mess. I fixed it by adding about a tablespoon of melted butter and a small amount of water and putting it back on the heat, while whisking. It eventually came back together and to a smooth consistency. When I poured it onto the bars, it hardened up pretty rapidly and I was not able to get as even of a spread as I wanted. Still, delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.
  2. Add egg, beat well.
  3. Sift flour and baking soda together and add alternately with buttermilk to egg mixture.
  4. Add nuts.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 in a 9x13 pan.
  6. For the topping: Bring topping ingredients to a boil (1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/8 cup milk and 1/2 tsp vanilla). Boil 2 minutes. Add 1 cup powdered sugar and mix well.
  7. Spread on cooled bars.

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