Walnut Chews

"This will make your mouth water...mmmm. A family recipe only made at Christmas time and past down by my mother in-law. Can be made anytime though but beware you can't stop eating ..."
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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • For Bottom Layer mix ingredients and press into 9 X 13 pan greased with butter Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • For Top: Mix ingredients together and spread on top of cooled bottom layer.
  • Bake 350 F for 25 minutes till golden brown.
  • Let cool till set and cut into squares.

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  1. I made these last night and even my husband, who doesn't exactly LOVE walnuts (or any nuts for that matter :)), agreed that it was delicious. I made a few changes though - I only had 1/2 cup of shredded walnut left over from Christmas so I substituted the other half with some chopped hazelnuts and chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup each). I also melted some chocolate and spread it on top of the chews when they were cool. Delicious! Thank you for this recipe, Valerie, I am sure I will make it again!
  2. Just like sweet sticky, walnut buttertarts - in an easy bar form!!! - I added a little real maple syrup - and it was a hit. This is a really easy bar - try it
  3. Update As these were so tasty I gave them another whirl. This time I increased the bottom layer recipe by 1/3. I also used my new early Xmas present - Kitchenaid Artisan - to mix them. Also, instead of my customary parchment paper I did grease the pan with butter, as the recipe says. This time the more generous bottom layer spread out easily to fill the pan. Delicious. Raised my review up to 5stars! My initial review: I had problems with this recipe. The bottom did not hold together well. will tweak next time.
  4. If you haven't tried these you haven't lived! They are so addicting! The kids begged me to make another batch when the first one was gone. These are going to be made often here for all of us to enjoy!
  5. YUM! Made as directed but added chocolate chips. Will try again with pecans instead of walnuts.


  1. YUM! Made as directed but added chocolate chips. Will try again with pecans instead of walnuts.


Hi my name is Valerie and I moved to Australia from Canada close to 4 years now. I married an ozzie... Finding this site was great as I needed some more recipes from Oz. I love food and trying new recipes out.
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