Sweet Walnut Maple Bars


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The great taste of maple syrup is not just for breakfast with dessert bars like this one.

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  • Crust:
  • 1 pkg. (2 layer) yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 C. butter or margarine; melted
  • 1 egg
  • Topping:
  • 1 1/3 C. maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 C. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 C. chopped walnuts

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Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 13x9" pan. For crust, reserve 2/3 c. cake mix; set aside. Combine remaining cake mix, melted butter, and egg in a large bowl. Stir until thoroughly blended. (Mixture will be crumbly) Press into prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. For topping, combine reserved cake mix, maple syrup, eggs, and brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer for 3 minutes. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Store leftover cookie bars in refrigerator.

Makes 24 bars

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