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A Tasty Recipe for You
(Maple Nut Bars)
- 1 cup white flour
- ½ cup wheat flour
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 14 Tbsp butter, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup Sugarmaker’s Cut Maple Syrup
- 3 eggs
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 ½ cups chopped pecans, hazelnuts or both
To make the crust, preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. Combine all of the crust ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Use your fingers or a fork to blend the butter in with the dry ingredients until there are no butter chunks left and the consistency is crumbly. Pour into the pan and press the crumbly bits down until it forms one even layer. Put in the oven for about 10 minutes or until it starts to faintly brown, then remove from the oven.
In the meantime, combine the sugar, maple syrup, and eggs in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Add the salt, vanilla, melted butter, pecans and stir. Pour over the partially baked crust, making sure the nuts are evenly distributed. Return to the oven and bake until the top is set, about 18 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool and then cut into squares for serving.
Runamok Maple produces infused, smoked and barrel-aged maple syrup along with our pure maple, which we call, Sugarmaker’s Cut. We love pure maple syrup but have discovered that the potential for taking it in new directions is limitless. Maple marries exceptionally well with a variety of flavors. Some of them are tried and true like cinnamon and vanilla and some are unexpectedly out of this world, like our original Makrut lime-leaf. And our barrel-aged syrups have taken this North American treasure to a whole other level.
We are constantly working on new recipes to highlight the unique flavors in our syrups, and have gathered them here, on our website, for you to try. We hope you will explore it for ideas as well as information about our operation.
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Best, Eric and Laura Sorkin