OMT’s Salted Brown Sugar Butter Bars

Brownies are one of my favorite types of dessert bars, but some times (not often) I like to branch out to see what the world of non-chocolate bars holds for me.

Oh hai, OMT’s Salted Brown Sugar Butter Bars!

Brown Sugar Butter Bars

As y’all know, I never met a recipe I can’t adapt or change to my family’s preferences.  This is one of those recipes. (can’t. stop. changing. things.)  Since Girl is not a huge chocolate fan, I’m always on the lookout for recipes that will give her a YIPPIE!

To the recipe!

OMT’s Salted Brown Sugar Butter Bars

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 stick of butter, room temperature (1)
  • 2 1/3 cups of brown sugar, not packed
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Toast pecans, then cool and chop. Set aside (2)
  2. Cream butter and sugar and vanilla. (3)
  3. Add eggs and mix well.
  4. Mix flour, baking soda and salt together and then add to sugar mixture gradually.
  5. Stir in pecans
  6. Pour into a 9x13 buttered pan. (4)
  7. Bake @350° for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Cool a bit before cutting into bars.

Notes

1: I typically take a stick of butter right out of the fridge, throw it in my KitchenAid mixer and set on high to mix/soften when I'm in a time-crunch.

2: I toast in a toaster oven set on 400°-425° for a few minutes (don't burn them!).

3: I find adding the vanilla with the butter and sugar allows a richer vanilla flavor.

4: You might question if you need a 9x13 pan (I did), because it doesn't look like the batter will fill it. It does.

Adapted from Night Owl Corner's Brown Sugar Brownies

http://ohmrstucker.com/omts-salted-brown-sugar-butter-bars/

After I made them, I couldn’t resist eating one hot right from the pan.  It made me wish I had ice cream in the house, because the hot bar + ice cream would have been to die.  So good.

After I took pics of the bars for OMT!, and they were completely cool, I ate a couple more and decided the next time I make them, they’ll get a topping.  Say like a light cream cheese frosting or maybe a slather of melted chocolate chips or caramel. (can’t. stop. changing. things.)

If you or the kiddies aren’t fans of nuts, I feel certain you could omit them and still have a pretty good bar.  Although, the nuts, especially when toasted, add a complexity of flavor that I loved, so I’ll be leaving them in.

For a non-chocolate bar, I was happy to have made these.  They are very Sea Salt Caramelesque and as usual, I like ’em frozen.  Now you go make them for your non-chocolate lover and see if they don’t agree.

Happy Baking, y’all!

 

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Comments

  1. My adult daughter is a non chocolate lover and I will never be able to wrap my head around it. I wonder.. just wonder.. if I could get her to eat chocolate.. if she’d be… happier.. ha ha.. these look great.. I will have to show her these.

  2. GET IN MY BELLY!!!!

  3. They sounds so nice I would love to give them a try.

  4. Now this is what I like! Starting the day, still in my jammies, finding a yummy looking recipe and knowing I’ve got ALL the ingredients waiting – just steps away in the kitchen! I can almost taste these, as I’ve had a similar treat before, and boy was it good!
    Thanks for sharing your personalized recipe!

  5. Holy Yum! These look DELICIOUS!!

  6. FABULOUS!!!! Thanks for linking up at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I can’t wait to see what you bring by next week – and I want to make a batch of my own by then, lol. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  7. Pinned!! Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful week and please come share and link up with me now!! wrightsimply.com/2015/03/those-messy-leprechauns-wordless
    xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

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