Honey Nut Bars Recipe

The honey nut bars recipe combines the great flavors of honey, walnuts, and coconut! Honey has been used for thousands of years as an all natural sweetener in both food and drink. Try to use fresh honey if possible-but store bought will do fine.

 

Ingredients
1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts

Powdered Sugar Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
Chopped walnuts

Hardware
Large bowl
Small bowl
13x9x2-inch baking pan
Mixer

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, beat together the butter and shortening with an electric mixer set on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Add honey, baking powder, and salt; beat until combined.
Step 5: Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until combined.
Step 6: Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.
Step 7: Stir in the coconut and 1 cup of chopped walnuts.
Step 8: Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.
Step 9: Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Powdered Sugar Icing:
Step 1: In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon of milk. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing is of drizzling consistency.
Step 2: Drizzle with icing; sprinkle with nuts. Let icing dry before cutting into bars.

The honey nut bars recipe makes about 24 squares.

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