Makes 24 bars
Nutty Maple Bars are a great treat and are full of nutty and fall flavors.
FOR THE CRUST
Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/4 cups PILLSBURY BEST All Purpose Flour
1/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon milk
FOR THE FILLING
1/3 cup HUNGRY JACK Butter Flavored Syrup
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
2.Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor; blend. Add butter. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine egg yolk and milk in a small bowl. Drizzle into processor. Process using on/off turns just until dough clumps together but is still dry. Press into prepared pan.
3.Bake 25 minutes or until crust is set and pale golden. Place on rack while making filling.
4.Combine syrup, cream, and butter in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in nuts. Pour filling over crust, spreading nuts evenly.
5.Bake 8 minutes or until filling bubbles. Place pan on rack and cool completely. Lift foil-lined bars out of pan. Cut into bars.
6.Store cookies between sheets of wax paper in airtight container at room temperature.
Find this recipe and more holiday treats at hungryjack.com