Thursday, December 29, 2016

My most requested recipe

I have been making these since I was a little girl. It's a family recipe that I have never seen exactly as
this anywhere else.

For over 50 years, I've made these for weddings, funerals, new neighbors, birthdays, cookie
exchanges, Relief Society meetings, Christmas presents, my 2 husbands, Courts of Honor, baby
showers, bridal showers, open houses, Missionary farewells, Missionary homecomings, family
potlucks, and parties of all kinds.

And invariably at least someone, usually more, ask me for this recipe. Or beg me to make them again.
I gave some to McKenna this week and she wants the recipe, so I thought this was a good time to put
it on my blog.

I have not eaten these in years, maybe decades because I'm not a dessert person. But if you are, and if
you have not had your fill of good tasting treats this past week, or if you are looking for something
special for New Years Eve, you may need to try these.

They freeze really well, btw.

Next time I make these I will add a picture to this post. :)

Dream Bars

1 1/2 cubes butter, softened (equals 3/4 cups)
1/4 c brown sugar
1 c flour

Combine and line 7x10 or 8x8 pan.
Bake 10 minutes @ 350'

While this is baking, mix this up:
2 eggs
4 T flour
1 1/4 c brown sugar
dash salt
1/2 t baking powder
1 c chopped walnuts

Pour over hot crust and put back in 350' oven for 20 minutes till they are golden brown. 
(Original recipe calls for 30 minutes but that has always been over cooked for me.)

Cool, then cut into squares and roll in powdered sugar. 


Anonymous said...

Do you mean cups of butter...not cubes? Also, because of allergy to nuts, what can be substituted for walnuts?

Grandma Honey said...

All these years I have never made them without walnuts. I'm not sure there would be a substitute. Without nuts I think the recipe would taste very different. Sorry :( I know how frustrating it can be to have allergies to some of the ingredients.

McKay said...

I'm making these right now! They really are so delicious. Thank you for the recipe. We
miss you! (Oh, and I'm using pecans instead of walnuts since we have those here. Hopefully it doesn't change it too much!)

Grandma Honey said...

McKenna, I'm curious how the pecans would work in this recipe. We miss you all SO much I can hardly stand it.

Nate and Julie said...

I forgot about Dream Bars! Thanks for reminding me of their yumminess!