Spicy Walnut Bars
1 cup flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, chilled
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a mixing bowl combine flour, oatmeal,
first addition of brown sugar and baking soda. Cut in chilled butter
until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into bottom of an
ungreased 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until
lightly browned. Remove from oven.
Increase oven temperature to 375ºF.
In a medium bowl, blend eggs, second addition of
brown sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and cloves. Stir
in walnuts and melted butter.
Pour on top of hot crust, spreading evenly. Bake
again for 20 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely, then
sprinkle with powdered sugar.