Molasses Nutty Bars

Pat Duran


My grandma and I used to make these cookies when I would go to stay at her house in the city for a week in the summer. They were so good, especially when we would make them together. I got to grease the pan, grate the orange, chop the nuts and break the eggs in the bowl.


★★★★★ 2 votes

48 bars
20 Min
30 Min


  • CRUST;

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 tsp
    grated orange rind
  • 1/3 c
    butter or margarine

  • 3
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar,packed
  • 1/2 c
    light molasses
  • 1 1/2 c
    sliced almonds or chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Molasses Nutty Bars


  1. Crust:
    In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients and cut in butter with pastry blender until crumbly. Spread crumbs evenly in a greased 9 x 13- inch baking pan- pressing in firmly. Bake in 350^ oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Filling:
    In medium bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Add flour, sugar and molasses. Beat only until mixture is smooth and well blended. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Pour over crust. Bake 20 minutes or until top is firm to the touch.

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About Molasses Nutty Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: German
Hashtag: #molasses

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