White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

I’ve got a great bar recipe that is sure to please anyone! I think everyone enjoys the white chocolate and macadamia nut combination. It’s almost as great as peanut butter and chocolate.

I made these to send to Jesse for Round 17 of Operation Baking Gals. One of his favorite cookies is a white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies. I wanted to take that flavor combo and make it in a bar format since I was short on time.

I hit the internet and found this recipe. It’s great. I like to sprinkle the mixins on top of the bars because it adds some texture and really makes the flavor of the mixins pop. I think I’ll be doing it from now on for any brownies or bars that have mixins.

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

Yield: ~48

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, divided
1 cup white chocolate chips, divided
1 tsp shortening

Directions:

Heat oven to 375. Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Heat butter and brown sugar in 3-quart saucepan over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted; remove from heat.

Beat vanilla and eggs into sugar mixture with electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in flour and baking powder on low speed. Stir in half of the nuts and white chocolate chips. Pour into pan. Sprinkle with remaining nuts and white chocolate chips.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set. Cool about 30 minutes. Cool before cutting.

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker

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9 Responses to “Superbowl Cupcakes! Go Colts! Go Saints!”

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    Elina — February 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    LOVE the decorated cupcakes! What recipe did you use? They look delicious. 🙂
    It was nice meeting you yesterday. Your m&m cookies were yummy as well.

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    Jen — February 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks Elina! I used this recipe for Irish Car Bomb cupcakes from Smitten Kitchen. I’ll do a full post with the recipe and details later.

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    Christina — February 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Super cute!! They look delicious too. 🙂

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    Pamela — February 8, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Thanks for the inspiration; I had seen the general idea elsewhere but never thought about doing it for sports logos for some reason. I made a few cupcake toppers this afternoon that I’ll be posting soon. (peasandcues.wordpress.com) Great idea!!

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    Jessica LeAnne — February 8, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I love this! Im going to try to make some candy toppers for my cupcakes now.

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    nutmegnanny — February 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

    They are so adorable! I don’t know why I do not do cupcakes more often. They are a such a crowd pleaser 🙂

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    nutmegnanny — February 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

    They are so adorable! I don’t know why I do not do cupcakes more often. They are a such a crowd pleaser 🙂

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    Joy — February 11, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I actually prefer the yellow sprinkles to the idea of yellow/gold frosting. It makes them look SO CHIC

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    Michelle Rago — February 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I don’t know if the frosting or actually cupcake was my favorite part, so good I had to bring one to work with me on Monday.

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