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Mixed Nut Bars

Simple to make and an outstanding bar to share.

Mixed Nut Bars

Mixed Nut Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, cold
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 can Gurley's Deluxe Mixed Nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt.
  3. Cut in 1/2 of the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Press into greased 9 x 13" pan.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. While baking, melt butterscotch chips and remaining butter. Stir until smooth.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in corn syrup.
  8. Sprinkle nuts evenly over baked crust and top with butterscotch mixture.
  9. Bake an additional 10 minutes.
  10. Cool on rack before cutting into bars.

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Banana Bars

These bars are a delicious treat. Not possible to eat just one with a cup of milk or coffee.

Banana Bars

Banana Bars

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-2oz. pkg. Gurley’s chopped walnuts
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 8oz. cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt then add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  5. Fold in chopped walnuts
  6. Pour into greased 15 x 10 x1 baking pan.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool then frost.
  9. Frosting:
  10. ½ cup butter, softened
  11. 8oz. cream cheese
  12. 4 cups powdered sugar
  13. 2 tsp. vanilla
  14. Cream butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
  15. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat well.
  16. Spread over bars

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Apricot Almond Bars (Nebraska State Fair Winner)

State fair winning recipe also makes for a super coffee cake on weekend mornings.

Apricot Almond Bars

Apricot Almond Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) pound cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 3/4 cup Gurley’s flake coconut
  • 3/4 cup Gurley’s sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, 2 eggs, butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until well blended.
  3. Fold in dried apricots.
  4. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; set aside.
  5. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, preserves and remaining vanilla.
  6. Add remaining eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  7. Gently spread over cake batter. Sprinkle with coconut and almonds.
  8. Bake at for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool and cut into bars.
  10. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Chippy Dippy Bars (7-Layer Bars)

The simplest no mess recipe for bars everyone will love.  Nothing to clean up except your measuring cups!

Chippy Dippy Bars (7-Layer Bars)

Chippy Dippy Bars (7-Layer Bars)

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup Gurley’s Flake Coconut
  • 1 ½ cups Gurley’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cup Butterscotch Chips
  • ½ cup Gurley’s Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Pour butter into a 9” x 13” pan and tilt to each side so butter covers bottom.
  3. Place ingredients by layer in order shown. Do not stir.
  4. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Let cool and cut into bars.

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CHERRY MASH BARS

Taste better than the candy bar and is quick and easy to clean up

CHERRY MASH BARS

CHERRY MASH BARS

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 12 marshmallows
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup Gurley’s Sweet Cherry Chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups Gurley’s Spanish (not Raw) Peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups Gurley’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, boil sugar, milk, butter, marshmallows and salt for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in Gurley’s Cherry Chips, vanilla and ½ of chopped peanuts.
  3. Spread in an ungreased 9 x 13-inch pan.
  4. In the same saucepan combine the other ½ of chopped peanuts with Gurley’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and peanut butter.
  5. With heat low, stir constantly until melted and pour evenly over first layer.
  6. Let cool and cut into squares.

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Lynn’s Black Hills Brownies

My Sister-in-Laws sister, Lynn, brought these to a family gathering.  It took a lot of prodding to get the recipe out of her.  Do your first batch with double frosting the way Lynn always does. Read more

Caramel Nut Bars

These caramel bars are made with with a brown sugar and chopped nut meringue topping. A Christmas favorite, and good any time of year!
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Ultimate Blondie Bars

A blondie bar with Gurley’s ingredients is a rich, sweet dessert bar. It resembles the traditional chocolate brownie, but substitutes vanilla for the cocoa used in brownies, and contains a healthy dose of brown sugar. Read more

Gurley’s Butterscotch Betweens

Try this rich and delicious butterscotch bar recipe. It’s quick and easy, and a party favorite – for adults and children. People are sure to ask you to bring this desert favorite. Read more