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Categories: Desserts, Vegetarian

Passover Brown Sugar Bars

Passover, which begins tonight, should be joyous. And for the most part, it is. But it can be stressful to host many people and, at the same time, keep in mind very specific observances of the Seder meal. It's nothing ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour | Makes 30 to 40 bars.
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Passover vanilla sugar, optional
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter or unsalted Passover margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup matzo cake meal
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans

Step 1Line a 10X8-inch brownie pan with greased foil, making sure you have enough overhang to lift out the brownies after baking.

Step 2Cream the brown, granulated and vanilla sugars with the butter or margarine in the bowl of an electric mixer.Blend in the eggs. Stir in the salt, cake meal and potato starch, then fold in the chocolate and nuts. Chill 20 minutes.

Step 3Meanwhile, heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 4Spread the batter into the pan. Bake the bars until the center is just set (not jiggly), about 35 to 40 minutes. Cool, then use the foil to lift from the pan. Cut the brownies into small squares.

Each of 40 bars:
146 calories; 22 mg sodium; 23 mg cholesterol; 8 grams fat; 4 grams saturated fat; 19 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 0.45 gram fiber.
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