Monday, June 23, 2008
It's HOT HOT HOT in L.A. And with this heat spell, I'm (shockingly) not in the mood for chocolate. On the other hand, I'm still willing to use my oven, heat up the kitchen, and undo all the good my AC is doing. So in my yearning to bake something, this recipe from a very old Pillsbury's Bake Off Cookie Book I bought used on my Ohio trip seemed like the perfect thing to make. I had all the ingredients on hand, including an unopened jar of marshmallow creme. And the name, not to be confused with another fabulous recipe I made back in February (Heavenly Hash Bars), says it all.
Heavenly Honey Bars
Recipe from Pillsbury's Bake Off Cookie Book
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
2 cups (7-oz jar) marshmallow creme
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
In saucepan combine butter and honey over low heat, stirring constantly, until well blended. Cool slightly. Add marshmallow creme, eggs, and vanilla extract; beat until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into greased 13x9-inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool; cut into bars. Yields 36 bars.