Delicious Honey Walnut Bars
Honey, coconut and walnuts team up in these easy-to-make tasty Honey Walnut Bars.
Honey bees create honey as a food source from flower nectar and store it honeycombs within their beehives.
Many bakers find that honey works well in baking since it is about as sweet as regular granulated sugar.
Many people enjoy the dinstinct flavor it adds to cookies, bars and other baked goods.
Or as a favorite sweetener in hot tea.
Honey has a relatively long shelf-life and will remain preserved longer in less humid climates but should not be exposed to excessive heat.
It was actually used as an embalming agent in Ancient Egypt and objects submerged in honey have been known to stay preserved for centuries!
Like maple syrup and molasses, honey is voluntarily grading system based on a USDA standards which differentiates flavor and aroma, absence of defects and clarity.
Other countries, such as India, have their own quality standards for grading honey.
Now, back to this favorite honey nut bar recipe…
Honey Walnut Bars Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter, softenend
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 recipe Powdered Sugar Icing
- Chopped walnuts for topping
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Spray the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed, beat butter and shortening for 30 seconds.
- Add honey, baking powder and salt and beat until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.
- Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer.
- Stir in any remaining flour, coconut and 1 cup chopped walnuts.
- Spread the batter into bottom of prepared pan.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or untila wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool completely.
- Meanwhile prepare Powdered Sugar Icing:
In a small bowl stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing is of drizzling consistency.
- Drizzle tops of bars with icing and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
- Cut bars into desired size and shape.
This recipe make one 13x9-inch pan of Honey Walnut Bars.
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