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MAPLE WALNUT BARS OR SQUARES

I am posting the maple pecan bars substituted with walnuts. Since I had so much walnuts I did with those. You can use any nuts or mixture of nuts for this. Even you can line with fresh fruits and nuts. Will post the lemon bars soon with same shortbread crust... So yummy. You can serve these bars with scoop of ice cream seriously so tasty.. Here goes the recipe.



U need 8x8" pan lining with parchment paper

Ingredients :

Shortbread Crust :

All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Powdered sugar - 1/3 cup
Butter - 1 1/4 stick at room temperature
Egg - 1 (optional)
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp


Method :

1. Cream the butter and sugar in the mixer.
2. Sieve the flour and baking powder together.
3. Add to the butter mixer. Add salt.
4. Add the egg and mix well using the dough hooks or the paddle.
5. If the dough is not tight add tbsp of flour again.
6. Now spread the dough in the tin evenly using the fingers.
7. Preheat the pan to 350 degree and bake for 10 minutes or so till very slight brown in color and well set.



For the filling :

Butter - 7 oz
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Maple Syrup - 2 tbsp or u can use honey instead
Whole milk or Heavy cream - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 3/4 cup
Lemon rind - 2 tsp
Toasted walnuts or pecans - 3 cups(chopped into two)


Method :

1. Bring the butter and sugar to a slow simmer.
2. Once it is melted add the heavy cream, syrup and cook for 5 minutes. Now add the toasted nuts and lemon rind stir for a while for another 3 minutes or so.
3. Now pour over the baked crust.
4. Bake again in 350 degree for another 20 minutes or until set well.
5. Once cooled cut to desire shapes. Enjoy with scoop of ice cream. I promise u will be out of the world.

Prathibha  – (September 17, 2009 at 12:59 AM)  

I am really out of world now...Those look really tempting...just want to pick them up from the screen now...

priya  – (September 17, 2009 at 1:11 AM)  

this is sooooooo tempting!!!!....nice presentation, dear!

Lena Rashmin Raj  – (September 17, 2009 at 1:27 AM)  

Paviii..this looks delicious.. :) and as usual wonderful presentation.. :)

Pari  – (September 17, 2009 at 1:35 AM)  

Very healthy. Bars are always a favorite with kids and elders. I am bookmarking.

Priya  – (September 17, 2009 at 1:48 AM)  

Such a healthy bar, will munch it anytime..

Nithya  – (September 17, 2009 at 1:50 AM)  

Though I am not a nuts freak, this one looks yummy :)

Parita  – (September 17, 2009 at 2:52 AM)  

I am not so fond of nuts other than cashews i would love to have these..they look delectable!

Sushma Mallya  – (September 17, 2009 at 2:53 AM)  

Simple & delicious pavithra...such a nice pic and presentation....

Sanghi  – (September 17, 2009 at 4:26 AM)  

Delicious maple walnut bars..! :)

kitchen queen  – (September 17, 2009 at 4:30 AM)  

wow! looks tempting and delicious.

Aps  – (September 17, 2009 at 4:48 AM)  

M nuts for the bars :P.... I loved it :).... do keep visiting me too :)

Palidor  – (September 17, 2009 at 6:03 AM)  

The bars look so delicious and your plating is absolutely gorgeous!

Kitchen Flavours  – (September 17, 2009 at 6:49 AM)  

Wow...looks extremely drool worthy....very indulging...

Balakrishna Saraswathy  – (September 17, 2009 at 7:48 AM)  

These bars looks just like kadai urundai the ones v can get in India...kids will definitely will not spare any if given..should try these for my kids..

doggybloggy  – (September 17, 2009 at 8:13 AM)  

yet another great recipe and beautiful presentation...these look tasty!

Preeti Kashyap  – (September 17, 2009 at 8:20 AM)  

looks yummm and don't i love the presentation!

Sandhya Hariharan  – (September 17, 2009 at 9:13 AM)  

Tempting... heyy it looks like peanut(kadalakai urandai) squares too :)

Vrinda  – (September 17, 2009 at 9:58 AM)  

Delicious looking bars Pavitra..sounds like good combo...

Priya  – (September 17, 2009 at 10:30 AM)  

wow..hey healthy snack bar..suits for late afternoon munching

Valarmathi  – (September 17, 2009 at 10:48 AM)  

The bars looks so delicious and nice presentation.

rekhas kitchen  – (September 17, 2009 at 1:28 PM)  

wow very tempting nice recipe and presentation.

DEESHA  – (September 17, 2009 at 1:52 PM)  

wow this looks really tempting .. yumm

SnacksGiving  – (September 17, 2009 at 2:02 PM)  

Wonderful! Would love to nibble on them..

Alexandra –   – (September 17, 2009 at 2:22 PM)  

Wow this is mouthwatering! I love the texture of the bar. Its perfectly baked and color looks awesome. If I was near I would have grabbed all the bars.

Gita  – (September 17, 2009 at 4:16 PM)  

Awesome bars Pavithra...I could try these with almonds and walnuts :)

malar  – (September 17, 2009 at 4:16 PM)  

wow... wat a bar! beautiful :)ur presentation is awesome...how can you do like this? superb..

Anu  – (September 17, 2009 at 9:21 PM)  

Looks yummy and tempting... Nice presentation.. Mouth watering..

Tracey –   – (September 17, 2009 at 9:44 PM)  

Im a Food Freak. I love these kind of bars. Yours looks very delish and perfectly made. I bet it will taste awesome. You are really talented. Keep it going.

chakhlere  – (September 18, 2009 at 9:00 AM)  

Loved those bars. What a great dessert!!

munchcrunchandsuch  – (September 18, 2009 at 1:09 PM)  

simply superb.perfect sqaures / bars.

Ammu Madhu  – (September 18, 2009 at 4:22 PM)  
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Sandhya Hariharan  – (September 18, 2009 at 5:26 PM)  

Collect your Award dear from my blog:)

En Samaiyal  – (September 18, 2009 at 6:41 PM)  

Bars looking yum ,crunchy ...nice presentation ...

Shri  – (September 18, 2009 at 10:58 PM)  

Real Yumm and a great presentation, Pavithra!

Anncoo  – (September 19, 2009 at 8:06 PM)  

This is so beautiful and looks nice to eat :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (September 19, 2009 at 10:50 PM)  

these look too good! Awesome presentation too...
Feast for a nut lover!

radha  – (September 20, 2009 at 12:03 PM)  

The bars look really good. And that too with walnuts! yummy.

Padma  – (September 20, 2009 at 8:13 PM)  

Really tempting Pavithra nice crunchy and yummy bars ... please pass me some dear.... lovely presentation as usual... saw your comments at solkadi... thanks so much for the wishes :)

burpandslurp  – (September 20, 2009 at 10:40 PM)  

Wow that looks DELICIOUS! Nice and sticky and crunchy and gooey and oh...my...god....

Chef Jeena  – (September 21, 2009 at 3:21 PM)  

These are gorgeous Pavithra I wish I had some to snack on right now mmmmmmm!

Abhilash  – (September 22, 2009 at 12:49 AM)  

aah! my favourite.....

We call it "kaplandi muthai" in Malayalam

It is called as chikki in hindi...

You brought back the memories... I will have one today in the name of your blog

:)

Chitra  – (September 22, 2009 at 1:49 AM)  

Tempting pics..Looks yummy yumm

Preeti Kashyap  – (September 22, 2009 at 5:27 AM)  

hi! can I send my lastest post (banana trifle ) to your event. Its not a cake, but uses cake(or banana bread) crumbs.

Sarah Naveen  – (September 22, 2009 at 7:57 AM)  

looks so tempting Dear!!Nice click too

Pam  – (September 22, 2009 at 11:28 AM)  

I love the combination of maple and walnut - these bars look terrific.

Vaishali  – (September 22, 2009 at 12:27 PM)  

How delicious are these? Love these walnutty bars, Pavithra-- it is one of my favorite nuts.

Purva Desai  – (September 22, 2009 at 12:51 PM)  

They look gorgeous and scrumptious

Divya Vikram  – (September 23, 2009 at 1:06 AM)  

Looks like healthy breakfast bars. love the addition of maple bars.

Sushma Mallya  – (September 23, 2009 at 4:08 AM)  

I have an award for u pls come and collect it from my blog :)

Jaya  – (September 23, 2009 at 4:33 AM)  

Pavithra,
I guess i also like walnuts instead of pecans ,they taste much better :)..these are looking so crunchy-munchy to me:) ..yum..
hugs and smiles

Yasmeen  – (September 23, 2009 at 3:57 PM)  

Looks very tempting,always love the crunchy nuts:)

Sushma  – (September 23, 2009 at 4:12 PM)  

superb superb superb!!!!no other way to say....:)

Dibs  – (September 23, 2009 at 6:45 PM)  

It looks out of the world allright! I am going to try with apricots and walnuts!

my kitchen  – (September 24, 2009 at 3:07 AM)  

Delicious and Tempting bars pavithra.

Seena  – (September 24, 2009 at 3:41 AM)  

Never tried.. looks so good! :)

Gethan  – (September 24, 2009 at 7:37 AM)  

good one. will try this for sure

divya  – (September 24, 2009 at 8:06 AM)  

Thanks for dropping by my blog and see ny every recipes.
Very healthy bar...nice post.

Oc  – (September 24, 2009 at 1:41 PM)  

this is reminding me of the peanut jaggery bars ( we call it kappalandi muttai in malayalam)..
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