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Betty Crocker Praline Bars

Betty Crocker Praline Bars are adapted from an old Betty Crocker cookbook. The bars are baked in an 8 inch square pan.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • Butter for greasing pan
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter preferably Plugra (or 1/4 cup vegetable oil)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar 200 grams
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup flour 97 grams
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts or pecans
  • Flaky sea salt optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rub an 8 inch glass baking pan (or metal) with butter.
  • Melt 5 tablespoons of butter. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of brown sugar until well blended. Sugar should be shiny from the heat of the butter. If you are using vegetable oil, gently warm the oil and then add the sugar.
  • Stir in the room temperature egg and vanilla, then stir in the baking powder and the salt. Add the flour and stir until blended, then stir in the nuts.
  • Scrape into pan. If desired, sprinkle sea salt flakes over the top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until bars appear set.
  • Let cool completely and cut into squares or if you prefer, cut while warm.