These are good. The kind of good you find when something is quick, inexpensive and has simple ingredients. With the added bonus of using one saucepan to mix the whole recipe in, your kitchen will be largely undisturbed! You’ll want to curl up on the couch with a plateful of these, a book and a cup of hot tea. Or if you are like me, you’ll be eating them from a paper towel in front of the TV while watching 30 Rock. I sometimes feel likeLiz Lemon’s long lost (blonde) fraternal twin. Off point, I know. But still, I love that show!
I first got the idea when I was experimenting with a basic brown sugar bar recipe. I was at my mother’s house when she first tasted them. She looked at me with one eye closed and said “…tastes kinda like Bit-O-Honey candy”. That’s all she had to say. I tinkered around with a few ingredients and came up with something pretty close flavor-wise.
I always wanted to enjoy Bit-O-Honey candy and still keep my dental work in tact. Now I can and so can you!
Bit O’Honey Bars
Yields 12 servings
¼ cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg well beaten
3 Tbsp. honey
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. vanilla extract
⅓ cup blanched almonds, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 pan with shortening or spray with cooking oil. Melt margarine in a small sauce pan and remove from heat. Add the brown sugar and honey to the saucepan and stir until combined. Stir in egg and mix well. Combine flour and baking powder, then stir into the brown sugar mixture. Add vanilla and fold in almonds. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting.