Total Time
3hrs 7mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 7 mins

I don't remember where I got this recipe but it is so good. I get asked to make these and they are always gone fast. You could sprinkle chopped nuts on top of the icing if you wanted. The icing would also be good on a cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Maple Bars: In saucepan scald milk.
  2. Add shortening, sugar, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Dissolve and let cool to lukewarm.
  4. In large bowl dissolve 2 packages of yeast in water.
  5. Add beaten eggs and stir.
  6. Stir saucepan mix into yeast mixture.
  7. Gradually add flour.
  8. Knead.
  9. Let rise in bowl for an hour.
  10. Punch down and roll out to 1" thickness.
  11. Cut into squares and let rise again on lightly greased baking sheets.
  12. Bake at 425°F for 7-8 minutes or until light golden brown. Watch carefully.
  13. For Icing: In saucepan mix butter, brown sugar and milk.
  14. Bring to boil and simmer 3 minutes.
  15. Remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes.
  16. Add mapleine and then powdered sugar and blend well.
  17. Add more powdered sugar if needed.
  18. Spread on maple bars and enjoy.
Most Helpful

YUM - Need I say more!!!

Sandy Kay September 25, 2002

These were very good, quite large, made 12 huge. I used 2 large cookie sheets. Baked quickly, frosting a little dry I added more milk

Lori G. March 07, 2015

Wow! These are absolutely fantastic! Only changes I made were to use butter instead of shortening, add a bit more flour to make a workable dough, and then cut dough into 18 pieces. Iced while warm. Was a bit concerned they'd be underdone at 7 minutes but they were perfectly tender. Easier than cinnamon rolls and a nice change. My husband suggested using the dough for kolaches, which I may have to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama July 01, 2012