Double Nut Maple Bars

These double nut maple bars are PACKED full of sweet nutty flavor. If you’re a fan of pecans and walnuts these are the sweet bars for you!

These double nut maple bars are PACKED full of sweet nutty flavor. If you're a fan of pecans and walnuts these are the sweet bars for you!

Happy Black Friday! Did everyone go out and shop? I went to the mall this morning and managed to score a front row, right by the door parking spot. Sadly I did not find anything to buy. Well that’s a lie. I found one thing. It was marked full price and not on sale. How I managed to find the only thing in the store not on sale is beyond me. Oh well I guess. I probably didn’t need that really cute sweater anyway…..

Now onto these bars. I honestly cannot tell you how they taste because I hate nuts. BUT my Dad and Mr.NN said they were tasty. That’s all the recommendation you need…right? 🙂

Enjoy!

These double nut maple bars are PACKED full of sweet nutty flavor. If you're a fan of pecans and walnuts these are the sweet bars for you!

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Double-Nut Maple Bars

These double nut maple bars are PACKED full of sweet nutty flavor. If you're a fan of pecans and walnuts these are the sweet bars for you!

Yield: 8x8 pan

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

For Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter - chilled, cut into pieces
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk

For Filling:

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup pecans - toasted, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup walnuts - toasted, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Source: Epicurious

Directions:

For Crust:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 8 x 8 x 2-inch metal baking pan. Combine flour, sugar and salt in processor and blend. Add butter and process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine egg yolk and milk in small bowl. Drizzle egg mixture into processor; process using on/off turns just until dough clumps together but is still dry. Transfer dough crumbs to prepared pan. Press crumbs onto bottom and halfway up sides of pan. Bake until crust is set and pale golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer crust to rack and cool.

For Filling:
Combine maple syrup, sugar, cream and butter in heavy medium saucepan. Bring mixture to boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in nuts and vanilla.

Pour filling over crust, spreading nuts evenly bake until filling bubbles all over, about 8 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool completely. Cut into bars and serve at room temperature. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Store cookies between sheets of wax paper in airtight container at room temperature.)

22 Responses to “Double Nut Maple Bars”

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    Jessica — November 26, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    These look great! I love pecans and walnuts, so this sounds amazing to me:) Sorry about your Black Friday non-sale!

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    Joanne — November 26, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    That is definitely all the recommendation I need! I trust your intuition when it comes to these things. I didn’t buy anything today either. I’m an online shopping kind of gal.

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    Keeley — November 26, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    These look good! I’d rather sleep than shop… LOL.

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    Reeni — November 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I love me some nuts! And maple! I’ll gladly eat your share! I was dragged out to the stores and of course spent way too much.

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    Donna — November 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    They look fantastic.

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    Sue — November 27, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Your Black Friday experience made me laugh:)
    I love nuts so I’m sure I would love these!

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    Katerina — November 27, 2010 at 5:03 am

    I love nuts and these bars definitely look very nutty.

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    megan — November 27, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I went shopping! I had nothing on my list and bought a few hundred dollars of stuff. Mostly for me! Sheets, pajamas, slippers, earrings, wine, Hershey kisses. 😉 Yeaaa, it was pretty much all about me! 🙂
    And then my car broke down and it had to be towed home. 🙁
    Ohhh yes, a black Friday to remember to year!

    These bars look amazing! I’m sure I would eat my fair share. LOL Tis the season…
    Go back and get the sweater this Sunday. It’s gotta be on sale by then, doesn’t it???

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    HoneyB — November 27, 2010 at 9:50 am

    These cookies would be a major danger zone for me! The look so delicious!

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    Veronica — November 27, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I know I would love these! They remind me of pecan pie–lots of nuts in a thick sweet filling. That’s my kinda bar!

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    grace — November 28, 2010 at 5:25 am

    these are similar to the pecan pie bars i know and love, but better. my recipe uses corn syrup, but maple syrup is an even more desirable choice!

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    Faith — November 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Very sweet of you to make these for your dad and Mr. NN…they look fantastic!

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    jenn (bread + butter) — November 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Snack time!!!

    I can’t handle black friday. I get claustrophobic in the frenzy of it all. I did manage to get myself a nice serving bowl from Sur La Table. 🙂

    Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.

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    rebecca — November 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    he he your brave going to the mall these bars look fab love nuts

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    Katrina — November 28, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Don’t like nuts? sigh. I LOVE all nuts and these bars look great.

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    Comfy Cook — November 28, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Brandy, these are perfect with the nuts and maple. What a fantastic combination. Your photo is to eat from the screen.

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    Erica — November 29, 2010 at 6:58 am

    They LOOK tasty! That is a thick nutty topping for sure. Sorry you didn’t have much black Friday luck. I only bought a couple things- all gifts!

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    Heavenly Housewife — November 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Okay i think i’ve just drooled all over the screen. Next time u feel like making something u dont want to eat, email me. I’ll send u my address!
    *kisses* HH

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    5 Star Foodie — November 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    These bars look fantastic with both pecans and walnuts, very yummy!

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    Biren @ Roti n Rice — November 30, 2010 at 12:45 am

    These bars look amazing! Some of my favorite ingredients in those bars – maple syrup, pecans, and walnuts.

    Glad we got up early this Black Friday. Found some amazing deals 🙂

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    Taylor — December 5, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Double nut?! YUM! I love walnuts and pecans, but have never had them together…these look divine and I might have to give the combination a shot! Plus, you can never go wrong with maple.

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    elaine — January 23, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Mmm! Sweet, but still a LITTLE healthy 😉 As long as we’re eating REAL food – I’m all in!

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