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    Punahou School Caramel Cuts

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    30 mins

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    25 mins

    LJ in San Francisco's Note:

    These easy to make, chewy blonde brownies are always a hit at the Punahou School cafeteria in Honolulu, Hawaii. Rumor has it that these were also a big favorite of Barrack Obama when he was going to school there.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine butter and sugar. Add other ingredients and mix well. Bake in greased 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch pan for 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

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    • on November 04, 2013


      As a third generation Punahou alum (50th reunion this year!) I can testify that this recipe is very authentic. Nothing was ever added to the recipe by the cafeteria cooks -- no nuts, no chocolate chips, no more nothing (as we say in Hawaii!, ha ha). These were made in HUGE pans, and many of us begged the serving ladies to give us have one cut from the edge. That made for a nice chewy bar. Please be aware that your fingers will be kind of "buttery" as you eat these -- and that's part of the fun. I remember when the price went up from fifteen cents each up to twent cents each by the time I graduated. Well worth it, though. I just MUST make these for my granddaughter so she can relive my yummy days at the Punahou cafeteria.

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    • on January 21, 2013


      Have made twice, plain and with choc chips. Would be good with nuts, especially pecans, or caramel. My oldest son specifically asked for these a few weeks after Christmas to be made again-not any of the other Christmas or other regulars!

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    • on May 08, 2009


      These were everyone's favorites at Punahou--not just Obama's!

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    Nutritional Facts for Punahou School Caramel Cuts

    Serving Size: 1 (30 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 30

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 118.6
    Calories from Fat 31
    Total Fat 3.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 22.2 mg
    Sodium 75.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 14.2 g
    Protein 1.3 g

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