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Brown Sugar Brickle Bars

Yield 2 dozen
Rich bars, these are. Cut them into small pieces and brew some good coffee to go along.


  • 1 (16-ounce) package light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (10-ounce) package almond brickle chips (see Note)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Cook brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium heat until butter melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to sugar mixture, stirring well. Stir in brickle chips, pecans, and vanilla.

  3. Pour batter into a greased 13" x 9" pan. Bake at 350° for 30 to 32 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

  4. Note: Find almond brickle chips next to chocolate morsels on the baking aisle.

Christmas with Southern Living 2001