Jeweled Picnic Bars

Let's go on a picnic! Louise from Months of Edible Celebrations is hosting a virtual picnic.

This is like the old kids game. Each person brings an item that starts with a letter of the alphabet and you are suppose to remember the items that come before. I never was very good at memory games :)

A is bringing Almond Joy Pie

B is bringing Baked Beans

C is bringing Chocolate Picnic Cake

D is bringing Dutch Funnel Cakes

E is bringing Easy Blender Chicken Pie

F is bringing Five Bean Salad

G is bringing Granola Bars

H is bringing Herb and Cheese Pasta Salad

I is bringing Incredibly Fruity Raspberry Cakes

J is bringing Jeweled Picnic Bars- that's me!

Jeweled Picnic Bars

4 eggs
3/4 pound light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
12 orange slice candies, cut in small pieces
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.
In a medium mixing bowl with electric beaters, lightly beat eggs.
Add brown sugar and vanilla. Beat on medium speed to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine four and salt. Add to sugar mixture. Beat until smooth.
By hand, stir in nuts and orange slices.
Spread batter in greased pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown.
Remove pan to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.
Cut into 30 bar cookies.
Roll each cookie in powdered sugar to coat. Store covered in powdered sugar.