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I found this recipe at Christmas time in 2007 at My Sister’s Kitchen and each year have planned to make some for the holidays.  Once again this year, I failed to have them in time for Christmas but did make them for a rainy January day and they are wonderful.  They are very rich, so one or two bars will be plenty per serving.

SWEDISH DREAM BARS

The Crust:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 Tblsp. dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

The Topping:

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-½ cups dark brown sugar
  • ¼ tap. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped coarsely
  • 2-3 Tblsp. powdered sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Butter a 9-inch baking pan

In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, 2 Tblsp. sugar and 1 cup flour.  Press this mixture into the buttered baking dish.  Bake @ 350 degrees F for 12 minutes.  Remove from oven and set on a rack.

In the same bowl, place ¼ cup flour, 1-½ cups sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs and vanilla.  Mix together until smooth.

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Add the chopped walnuts.  Pour this mixture over the baked crust and return to oven to bake for 25 minutes.  Place on rack to cool.

Press powdered sugar through a fine mesh strainer to cover the top of the cake.

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Cut into 16 bars. 

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