Monday, July 6, 2015

Honey Nut Bars

makes: 3 dozen

1-1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegetable shortening
1 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs or 6 yolks
1 cup chopped cashew nuts
1 cup chopped peanuts
a handful of chopped dates, optional
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x12 inch pan. Re-sift the flour with the baking power and salt; set aside. Cream shortening, honey and vanilla until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add the dry ingredients. Add cashews, peanuts and dates. Spread into pan. Bake 30-24 minutes until brown. Cool. Cut into bars and roll in powdered sugar.