Caramel Praline Walnut Bars

Caramel Praline Walnut Bars
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1 Review
The caramel topping on these bars is packed with walnuts.
25 min
Prep Time
1:15
Total Time
48 bars

Ingredients

Crust

1 (cups) 3/4
all-purpose flour
1/3 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon
baking powder
3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter

Topping

1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
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
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Combine flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar and baking powder in 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Tips

- 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!

- Bars can be frozen up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
13g
Protein
1g
Fat
7g
Sodium
85mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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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