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Lemon-Glazed Chess Bars

Yield about 2 dozen


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 cup flour and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small mixing bowl; add melted butter, mixing well. Press mixture evenly into a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes.

  2. Combine brown sugar, remaining 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder, chopped pecans, and eggs in a medium mixing bowl, beating until well blended. Pour over baked crust. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Let cool slightly.

  3. Combine powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl; stir well. Spread over cake. Cut into 3- x 1 1/2-inch bars.

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