TOASTED HAZELNUT BARS

Ellen Bales

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Found this dessert bar in my BHG Our Best Recipes cookbook. It won a prize as Cookie Jar Favorite back in 1997. That's good enough for me!
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Serves:

Makes 48 bars

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 1/3 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
butter, softened
2 pkg
(3 oz.ea.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
packed brown sugar
2 c
granulated sugar
1 1/2 c
buttermilk
4
eggs
1/2 c
butter, melted
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
salt
2 c
chopped hazelnuts (filberts), toasted
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups of the flour, the 1/2 cup butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. With lightly floured hands, pat mixture onto bottom and up sides of a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 15 minutes.
2
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the remaining 1/3 cup flour, the granulated sugar, buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and salt; beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Stir in nuts. Pour onto baked crust.
3
Bake for about 35 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan; cut into bars. Sift powdered sugar over top. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids