Melt Away Bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, makes 40 bars
1 egg, separated
2 C all purpose flour
1 C sugar
1 C butter, softened
1 t vanilla
1 C chopped walnuts
1. In a large mixer bowl combine egg yolk and remaining ingredients except walnuts and colored sugar. Blend well with mixer. Stir in 1/2 C walnuts; mix thoroughly. Spread in ungreased 15″ x 10″ x 1″ jelly roll pan.
2. Beat egg white until frothy; spread over bars. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts and colored sugar.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool slightly; cut into bars.
4. Variation: 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate pieces and 1/2 C peanut butter pieces may be sprinkled over bars immediately after baking. Let stand 5 minutes to form marble frosting. Omit colored sugar.
High altitude adjustment (>5,200 ft) oven temperature 375 degrees.
Feel free to modify and interchange ingredients to your liking! Please share your modifications and how you enjoyed this recipe!