Caramel Praline Walnut Bars

Caramel Praline Walnut Bars

The caramel topping on these bars is packed with walnuts.

25 min.prep time 1:15total time
48 bars
1 Rating

Ingredients

Crust

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Topping

1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Butter foil on bottom and up sides of pan.

Combine flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar and baking powder in large bowl; cut in 3/4 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Melt 1/3 cup butter in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in walnuts, sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Increase heat to medium. Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling 4-6 minutes until candy thermometer reaches 248°F. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla.

Pour filling mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Bake 14-16 minutes or until mixture bubbles over entire surface. Cool completely. Lift out of pan, using foil. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tip

- Be sure to line the baking pan with foil before starting, otherwise the candy-like topping may stick to the pan.

- Pralines are a rich candy made with sugar, cream, butter and nuts. This bar borrows its flavors from New Orleans pralines. Walnuts toast in the boiling sugar-butter mixture before topping a rich shortbread crust. Be sure to cut the bars small, because they’re very rich!

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 110

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11505©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

WE COOK WITH A LOT OF BUTTER AND THIS RECIPE IS DELICIOUS. A FAVORITE TO SERVE AT ANY GATHERING. RECIPE INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW SO BE READY TO SHARE. A DEFINITE RECIPE SAVER AS ENJOYED BY MANY.

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