Well, now this is a first! After I talked about baking Treasure Chest Bars a few days ago, several people asked for the recipe.
This is a Schiffer family favorite from Christmases past. Just remember: The real Treasures are those dear children, wide-eyed on Christmas morning.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
TREASURE CHEST BARS
½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat until fluffy.
Combine and add:
2 cups flourStir in:
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 cup walnuts, in large pieces
1 cup drained maraschino cherry halves
1 6-oz. package chocolate chips
Bake at 325° 25-30 minutes in two 9X9” pans, greased and floured on bottom.
Frost warm. Cool.
Brown Butter Frosting
Brown ¼ cup butter over medium heat until deep brown.
Blend in 2 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar and ½ tsp. vanilla.
Add 1 or 2 Tbsp. milk; cream until smooth.
(Frosting should not be pour-on, but thinner than you would put on a cake.)