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“Very easy, very addictive, verrry sinful. My grandma's "famous" recipe--famous to my family, that is. A Christmas tradition that we love to make and eat! GREAT for Christmas parties!”
24-36 cookie bars

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 -6 drops maple extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups walnuts, chopped
  • 8 (1 5/8 ounce) Hershey chocolate candy bars, broken into squares


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, yolk, vanilla, extract and flour together.
  3. Spread onto ungreased cookie sheet 1/4-inch thick (use a rolling pin).
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, until edges start to brown and middle is set.
  5. While still warm, spread hersey bars on top (they'll melt, spread out chocolate evenly) and sprinkle on nuts.
  6. Cool just slightly and cut into squares.
  7. Pop one in your mouth and be amazed at how simple and yummy this recipe is.
  8. NOTE: (Serving amount depends on how big you cut your pieces. There is no rule to the size, but I like mine about 2 x 2-inches).

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