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
- ½ cup butter
- 2 Tblsp. dark brown sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 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.
Press powdered sugar through a fine mesh strainer to cover the top of the cake.