by Cathy Baker
My Aunt Rose’s Nut Bars were an essential part of family beach trip. Bites of chewy browned sugar left a perfect powdered lining around the lips, my version of sunscreen at the ripe age of 10.
Aunt Rose’s sister, my grandmother, aka Ma-Ma, also served these yummy bars at some of her Garden Club parties. I wish I could share a square with you now but since I can’t, I thought I’d serve up this family recipe, straight from my aunt’s own 1970’s handwritten recipe card. Enjoy!
And just in case you can’t read it…
2 sticks butter
2-1/2 cups plain flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 box light brown sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
3 level teaspoons baking powder
Melt butter in a saucepan; to this add sugar, stir and then add eggs. Stir, then add flour, flavoring and nuts. Add baking powder to flour. Cook at 300 degrees until light brown. Cool. Cut into squares and roll in powdered sugar.
This would be a delightful addition to last week’s Sharing Your Treasure Tea celebration, as well as a perfect go-to drop off goody for someone in need.