Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a quick and easy bar cookie made with a cake mix crust. I was given a huge bottle of maple syrup on the condition that I make cookies and this is what I used it for. These are not overly sweet and a great fall cookie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the bottom layer, in a large bowl, combine cake mix, butter and egg.
  3. Stir until mixture forms a thick dough.
  4. Press evenly into the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  5. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden.
  6. Meanwhile, for the top layer, in a large bowl, combine syrup, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  7. Beat with an electric mixer until well combined.
  8. Stir in walnuts.
  9. Pour over hot bottom layer; spread to cover the entire surface.
  10. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until the top layer just starts to set.
  11. Cool completely in pan.
  12. Cut into bars.
Most Helpful

Chewy, gooey goodness! The texture reminded me of pecan pie but with walnuts, very delicious. I made exactly as directed. Thanks for the recipe. Made for Photo Tag!

Nasseh September 23, 2008

I was trying to find a recipe for a particular cookie, and while this didn't end up being it, it was still delicious. I melted some chocolate and drizzled it on the top. Everyone enjoyed them.

e_gerlando June 07, 2008

This was great, I did not have the full amount of maple syrup so I used half pancake syrup and maple syrup and used 1 tablespoon vanilla, this seemed to work fine, the crust from this is delicious and I'm certain it may be used successfully for many other recipes, thanks for sharing Mary!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz September 25, 2007