Caramel Praline Walnut Bars
Caramel Praline Walnut Bars Image

Caramel Praline Walnut Bars

The caramel topping on these bars is packed with walnuts.

48
bars
25 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Crust

1 3/4 cups 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

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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.

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

- 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!

Tip #3

- Bars can be frozen up to 1 month.

Nutrition

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

Reviews

Explore reviews from
our online community

  November 17, 2016

Love these! Did not have a candy thermometer, but cooked for four minutes on the stove top, and used Maldon salt. will be making again for my Christmas tray.

— says Bev
Helpful?
  June 18, 2011

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.

— says TIM
Helpful?
Tried this recipe? Instagram it!
And don't forget to tag us @landolakesktchn.

More Recipes To Make

  • Make-Ahead Christmas Cookies & Bars
     

    Make-Ahead Christmas Cookies & Bars

    Get a jump on the holidays — and the holiday spirit — by baking up a few batches of cookies. With a stash of these make ahead Christmas cookies and bars in the freezer, you’ll always be ready for guests, potlucks or just enjoying the season at home.

    See Recipes

  • Cookies & Bars to Ship
     

    Cookies & Bars to Ship

    Wondering how to ship cookies? It's easy to send goodies from your oven to their doorsteps with this collection of harder, crisper cookie recipes that are perfect for sending in the mail. All of these cookies to ship are less likely to break if packed carefully.

    See Recipes

Featured In

Recipe Image  

COLLECTION

Make-Ahead Christmas Cookies & Bars

Get a jump on the holidays — and the holiday spirit — by baking up a few batches of cookies. With a stash of these make ahead Christmas cookies and bars in the freezer, you’ll always be ready for guests, potlucks or just enjoying the season at home.

See Recipes
loadingImage