Old-Fashioned Butter Tart Bars

Patty Ward


I love bar cookie recipes. This one sounds so delicious!
I have not tried it, but plan to try soon!
Hope you feel the same way, try it and let me know what you think.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes about 24 bars
20 Min
40 Min


  • ·
    pre-heat oven to 350 degrees f

  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c
  • 3
    eggs, eaten
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking power
  • 1 tsp
    good vanilla

How to Make Old-Fashioned Butter Tart Bars


  1. Prepare the base: In a small bowl, mix together the flour and sugar. Using two knives or a pastry blender or your fingers, cut butter in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press evenly into 9-inch square, ungreased pan. Bake in a preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Place pan on wire rack.
  2. Prepare the Filling: In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, walnuts and raisins. Add eggs, flour, baking powder and vanilla and beat until well blended.
  3. Spread evenly over hot base and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely. (The filling may seem a bit jiggly at first but will become firm when completely cooled).
    Cut into bars

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About Old-Fashioned Butter Tart Bars

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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