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.


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.

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.

Cut into 16 bars.