Desserts

Maple Syrup Bars

I love using real maple syrup in my baking. It can be used as a replacement for sugar, but in this recipe it’s used in addition to brown sugar. It makes for a sweet, sticky treat! The filling reminds me a little of what you find in a butter tart (another addiction of mine). I guess it’s somewhat similar, but instead of using corn syrup, maple syrup is used instead. I only buy the real maple syrup. It’s a little more expensive, but the taste makes up for the extra money you spend. It’s so worth it.

These bars are pretty easy to make. You don’t any fancy candy thermometers or even an electric mixer. It’s a couple steps because you have to bake the crust first, but even still it’s certainly not hard to make.

They cut into squares much easier when they are completely cool. If you jump the gun and try and cut a piece while they are still warm, expect a little bit of a mess! I couldn’t wait to try one and it was so good, but got all over the place!

Maple Syrup Bars - Sweet and sticky dessert recipe made with real maple syrup.

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Maple Syrup Bars - Sweet and sticky dessert recipe made with real maple syrup.

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Maple Syrup Bars

Sweet and sticky recipe for Maple Syrup Bars made with real maple syrup.

Ingredients:

Base

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour

Topping

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

To make the base

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine butter, brown sugar and flour and stir until the mixture is crumbly. Press mixture into an 8 inch baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.

To make the topping

  1. In a saucepan, combine the maple syrup, brown sugar and walnuts and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add butter and stir until melted.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs with the flour and salt. Add egg mixture to maple syrup mixture and stir to combine. Pour over the base and bake for another 25 to 30 minutes, or until set. Cool completely before cutting.

 


Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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