Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Recently I took an hour road trip to the eastern part of the state to visit a friend of mine in Amish Country. While there the family that I visited swapped a couple recipes, and I had promised them to share this recipe. These are very good, with a unique but flavorful glaze.
FOR THE BARS
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
FOR THE GLAZE
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, stir the sugar, flour, baking soda, and cinnamon until evenly mixed.
- Add egg, oil, honey, and the walnuts, stir until mixture is smooth.
- Spoon into an ungreased 9x13 inch pan, and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
- TO MAKE THE GLAZE:.
- In a small bowl, stir together all the glaze ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Spread onto the honey bars while they are still warm.
- Store the bars in a sealed container. They will last 3-4 days.
This is a difficult review for me as I'm not a baker and not sure what I did wrong but: as written this did not work for me. I could not get the bar mixture to combine into a smooth mixture. Not sure what to do, I added more vegetable oil and honey (double) and it was still very thick. I spread it into my pan and had to bake it about 40 minutes and it still didn't get completely done in the middle but it was getting very brown on the top and bottom and decided to take it out. (I wish I had added egg instead of double the oil and honey but not sure that would have worked either) The end result was a very sweet and chewy Honey bar that my DH is eating his 3rd portion of. The glaze is fantastic and will be used on other treats. If anyone can help me on this recipe I would love to hear from you, especially weekend cooker, as I would love to make these again without all the oil and honey. Thanks for sharing.