Mom's Walnut Bars

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These are sinfully delicious walnut cookies made with no flour! They can be made at Christmas with little poinsettia's on the top or on Halloween with R.I.P. written on top (we call them 'coffin cookies' when they are made like that). I hope you like them as much as we do! Note: Mom uses lemon, but I like orange better.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 pound ground walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

  • 3 egg whites

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (100 degrees C).

  2. Combine the white sugar, ground walnuts, orange zest, orange juice and 2 egg whites. This mixture will become very sticky and paste-like.

  3. Form the paste into a long rectangle on a smooth surface sprinkled with sugar so that it won't stick. The rectangle should be about 16 x 4 inches.

  4. Make the frosting by mixing the remaining egg white with the confectioners' sugar. You don't need to beat the egg white first! You may need to add a little water, or a little more powdered sugar to form a paste that you can easily spread, but that isn't runny.

  5. Spread the frosting over your rectangle. Use a knife covered with sugar to cut the rectangle into small 1 x 2 inch bars and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until frosting is hard but still white. Enjoy with a big glass of milk!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
17g Fat
28g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 123mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.