Thursday, December 16, 2010

Maple Walnut Bars

Like something straight out of a magazine, these bars taste just as good as the look! The perfect compliment to any dessert table, the subtle flavor of walnut with the comfort of maple makes these an instant crowd favorite!

1 box yellow cake mix ($.45)
2 eggs ($.15)
1/4 C. brown sugar ($.10)
1/8 C. water (free)
1/8 C. maple syrup ($.10)
1/4 unsweetened applesauce ($.15)
1/2 tsp. maple extract ($.10)
3/4 C. walnuts, chopped ($.45)

Heat oven to 375.

Grease a 13x9" pan.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except walnuts, mix well to combine. Stir in 1/2 C. walnuts.

Pour batter into pan, mixture will be thick. Spread evenly, top with remaining walnuts.

Bake for 24-27 minutes.

Bars are done when lightly golden at the edges and set in the center.

Cool completely and cut.

Yields = 24 bars
Cost: $1.50
COst per bar: $.06

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