Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe is simplicity at it's best. Basic ingredients transformed into a rich comforting bar. Growing up we enjoyed these with a glass of hot tea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8 inch square pan.
  3. Melt the butter, stir in brown sugar; blending well.
  4. Let cool a moment before stirring in the egg.
  5. Add flour, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Add vanilla and walnuts.
  8. Spread into pan.
  9. Bake 25 minutes, do NOT overbake.
  10. Cut into bars while still warm.


Most Helpful

Yummy. Tastes like butterscotch. However mine would have had more depth of that flavor had I not had to use half pure cane sugar, and half brown sugar, because I only had half the amount of brown sugar needed. That said, it is easy, yummy, chewy yet crispy, treat I will make again.

MowseConspiracy July 17, 2016

I conferred with Michelle before doubling this recipe and promised to NOT hold her responsible should it not work. NOW that I've tried it and baked them in a 9 x 13 pan, I will give her ALL THE CREDIT SHE DESERVES...these remind me a lot of blondie bars but they turned out for me MUCH better than those ever do. The consistency and flavor are very good and I loved the walnuts in them. I had never tried that either. Thanks Michelle...everyone is going to be thrilled to try these tomorrow.... UPDATED: They were the first dish that was devoured and I had to come home and print copies of the recipe for 50 people....I'd say it was a hit!!

Sherrybeth August 26, 2007

they tasted just fine,but i was just a little dissapointed in the flatness of the bar.i thought that they would rise a little higher than they did.i think i'll look for another recipe :(

Chef shapeweaver � January 22, 2005

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