Mom’s Maple Bars
Autumn Maple Memories
There is nothing like baking some warm maple bars to enjoy anytime during the year to reminisce about the wonders of the Autumn season. This is the original copy of my Mom's easy to make maple bar recipe with shortening changed to butter. My mom made these delights when we lived in Vermont.
She is also an excellent apple pie baker. She makes the pie crust from scratch and uses fresh from the orchard McIntosh apples. In Vermont during apple season there is such an abundance of apples that it is fun to come up with creative ways to use them. One of my favorite apple recipes is apple crisp. My Mom also has an excellent apple crisp recipe that I will share soon. Unfortunately, before dessert was served growing up we had to eat dinner.
My Mom went through a long casserole phase and we ate a lot of casseroles in the winter. She learned how to make many varieties from women's magazines. Many of them were very good but her desserts were the best. It was like living in a bake shop. 🙂
These are delicious
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup real maple syrup (maybe a little splash more - I love maple syrup)
2/3 cup flour (my preference is King Arthur flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a square 8x8 pan with spray oil or butter. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Spread into pan. Bake 30-35 minutes. While warm cut into squares. Eat - YUM!!