Holiday Nut Bars Recipe

The holiday nut bars recipe is a clever and tasty new way of serving mixed nuts around the holidays. This recipe could not be easier, and your guests will surely be begging for more!


1 cup packed brown sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
1 can (12 ounce) salted mixed nuts.*

Large bowl
13x9x1-inch baking pan

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and egg yolk with an electric mixer set on medium speed.
Step 3: Stir in flour and salt until combined.
Step 4: Press dough into ungreased 13x9x1-inch baking pan.
Step 5: Bake for 25 minutes or until light brown.
Step 6: Remove pan from oven and immediately sprinkle white chocolate chips over top of hot bars. Let stand for about 5 minutes or until softened; spread evenly with butter knife or spatula.
Step 7: Sprinkle with mixed nuts to cover top of white chocolate layer. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cut into bars, or try diamonds or triangles for a more festive look.

Makes about 32 bars.