Thursday, October 11, 2012

12 Weeks of Christmas Treats-Krispie Nut Bars


 We are now at week three of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats hosted by Brenda over at Meal Planning Magic.  This week I have another bar cookie made with the Holiday Cookie Mix.  I love bar cookies because they are so quick and easy, but I promise that I will post some drop cookies made with the mix also.

The topping for these bars uses Rice Krispies and nuts.  Any kind of nuts may be used, allowing for many different flavors   The texture of the topping is much like pecan pie, so if you like pecan pie, you should like these.

 Krispie Nut Bars

3 c. Holiday Cookie Mix
4 eggs, room temperature
1/2 t. salt (omit if using salted sunflower seeds or nuts)
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 t. vanilla  (half almond extract if using almonds is good)
2 c. Rice Krispie cereal
1 c. chopped, roasted walnuts, pecans, slivered or sliced almonds, filberts or sunflower seeds

Stir cookie mix, measure, and place in a 9x13-inch foil-lined pan.  Press down into an even layer.  Bake in a 350-degree oven 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool 5 minutes.  Place eggs in a large mixing bowl and beat until thick and lemon colored.  Add salt, brown sugar, vanilla and mix well.  Stir in Rice Krispie cereal and nuts.  Spread on baked crust.  Be sure to stir well before spreading if the mixture has been sitting for any length of time.  The cereal and nuts will rise to the top causing the mixture to separate.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.  Let cool and cut into bars.  Makes 36 bars.

 Get a step ahead this holiday season, check out the links to other great holiday treats shared this week.  If you would like to join in the fun, you still can.  Brenda has the full details in this post.  You do not have to participate every week if you have one in which you are too busy.

7 comments:

  1. These look amazing! My husband loves pecan pie so I will definitely have to try the recipe soon!

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  2. YUUMMMM! Those look so tasty...I would love a bite right now! Sure wish I could come to your house and help you get rid of these terrific holiday cookies. =)

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  3. Oh a cookie that tastes like pecan pie??!! Who could resist!

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  4. Well, I love pecan pie and I love rice krispie treats, so I have no doubt I'd love these!!

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  5. Your bars look delicious. They look easy to make which is important when baking up many different Christmas treats.

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  6. 3rd yummy treat and counting. I think I love this cookie mix a little more with each passing week :)

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