Walnut Dreams

Published on December 24, 2011

These wonderful bars are somewhere between a cookie and candy and great for filling cookie tins and giving away as a gift. They really are dreamy. Everyone will want the recipe. They have been a big family favorite and no doubt a recipe that will be passed down from one generation to the next.

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Walnut Dreams

Crust

Ingredients
Instructions

Place crust ingredients in a food processor and process until until butter is well blended, turning off before the crumbs start to stick around the bottom edge of the bowl. Spread crumbs evenly in a 12″ by 18″ jelly roll pan, pressing lightly. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 13-15 minutes*, until lightly browned around the edges.

Filling

Ingredients
Instructions

Mix sugar, flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until blended, then add the nuts. Spread filling over crust and bake an additional 13-18 minutes or until lightly browned and the center is firm. Cool 10 minutes.

Glaze

Ingredients
Instructions

Spread glaze evenly over the top. Let cool completely. Run a knife around the outer edges (about 1/8-1/4 inch in) to remove the part that caramelized too hard. Cut into bars.

*Ovens cook differently. Keep an eye on them. You want them done and not doughy tasting, but not dry.

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