Are you tired of maple syrup recipes yet?! I hope not! I’ve got another one…Maple Pecan Bars!
I combined the infamous maple syrup (that’s been included in various past posts) along with some freshly shelled pecans from my mother. I had been saving them in the freezer for an occassion just like this! So into the pot went:
- heavy cream
- brown sugar and
- maple syrup
In the meantime, I started the crust combining the following ingredients:
- quick rolled oats
- whole wheat flour
- dark brown sugar
- softened butter
- salt and
- a bit of cold water
After it was all combined in a bowl, I pressed it into a pan and put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 min.
During this, the mixture on the stove began to boil. As soon as it did, I waited 30 sec. and then added some real vanilla extract and the pecans. I mixed it all together and once I removed the crust, poured the mixture right on top!
Here’s the bars before cooking:
I left the bars in the refrigerator overnight to help them harden and form. And then next morning…Wah-lah! Beautiful AND TASTY bars. They are so rich and heavenly…and definitely fitting of my favorite food word…YUMMY! I wish I could send you one from here 😉
Thanks hubby for the cutting skills! I was too nervous that I’d mess them up!