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Maple and Bacon Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

9 servings

This bacon maple bar recipe is the perfect treat when you're craving both salty and sweet. The aroma will tantalize you while the bars are baking. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Maple and Bacon Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • MAPLE GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon maple flavoring, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in bacon and pecans.
  2. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
    For glaze, in a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, syrup and, if desired, maple flavoring. Drizzle over bars; let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 351 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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