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.
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1⁄3 cup shortening
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 4 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons mapleine
- For Maple Bars: In saucepan scald milk.
- Add shortening, sugar, salt and cinnamon.
- Dissolve and let cool to lukewarm.
- In large bowl dissolve 2 packages of yeast in water.
- Add beaten eggs and stir.
- Stir saucepan mix into yeast mixture.
- Gradually add flour.
- Let rise in bowl for an hour.
- Punch down and roll out to 1" thickness.
- Cut into squares and let rise again on lightly greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 425°F for 7-8 minutes or until light golden brown. Watch carefully.
- For Icing: In saucepan mix butter, brown sugar and milk.
- Bring to boil and simmer 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes.
- Add mapleine and then powdered sugar and blend well.
- Add more powdered sugar if needed.
- Spread on maple bars and enjoy.
YUM - Need I say more!!!
These are fabulous! I made a half recipe, which made about 15 2 inch by 2 inch squares. I will definitely make these again.
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