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.


~~louise~~ said...

That's what I'm talking about, gems! Those Jeweled Picnic Bars are going to be a hit at the picnic Rochelle. They look delightful!!!

Thank you so much for playing. "See" ya at the picnic!!!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Great to join you on the picnic, Rochelle! And what could be better than jewels at a picnic!

Juliana said...

Oh! These bars look so yummie, love the idea of the candied oranges...look forward to try it at the picnic ;-)

girlichef said...

Delicious! What a tasty contribution to the picnic...I can't wait to eat =)

Sweet and Savory said...

This is such a clever recipe, one I want to try. They come out as attractive and appealing. Can't beat that.

Johanna GGG said...

Just the pretty name alone had me wanting a slice but seeing how delicious they look maybe I will take two on our picnic

Cinnamon-Girl said...

These look delicious! And very unique with the orange slice candy in them! My Mom loves them - I bet she would love these.

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Rochelle,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you "in person" for playing the picnic game this year. it was such fun and it was wonderful having you play. I do hope you'll be joining us next year; "good Lord willing and the creek don't freeze:)

Wishing you a Safe & Happy Independence Day, Louise

Janet Rudolph said...

glad to be on the picnic with you. These jeweled picnic bars go so with Chocolate Picnic cake!