How does a simple, low cost, low calorie dessert sound?
I read about this butter and oil free bar cookie recipe on Sunny Simple Life, she read about it on the Cozy Little Kitchen and she says the recipe is from an older Paula Deen cookbook.
I was not expecting this recipe to be good but it really is! It got thumbs up from the 6 family members that ate them - the only complaint is it makes a small recipe so they ran out pretty fast.
Brown Sugar Bars
1 c. brown sugar, lightly packed
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped pecans or other nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease an 8 in. square pan. (I used Pam .)
Stir together egg, sugar and vanilla in a bowl.
Stir together flour, soda and salt in a smaller bowl.
Stir flour mixture into egg mixture.
Add most of the nuts.
Spread in pan and sprinkle on the rest of the nuts.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.
The batter will puff up and get golden around the edges, but stay very moist inside.
Let cool, then cut into bars or squares.
You can sprinkle the top with powdered sugar but I left ours plain- they tasted delicious plain.
I will be making these again and again!
I know nuts are expensive but we get usually have pecans from my parents, I buy walnuts and almonds at Sams so this is not an expensive recipe for me anyway.
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