Chewy Molasses Bars


Molasses, brown sugar, and walnuts bring chewiness, texture, and great flavor to these easy autumn lunch-box treats.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
16 bars


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

  • ½ cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening*

  • cup molasses

  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 ¼ cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • Powdered sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 9 x 9-inch pan lightly with no-stick cooking spray.

  2. Heat shortening and molasses to boiling in large saucepan, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in brown sugar. Add egg. Beat until fluffy. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in small bowl. Stir into molasses mixture. Blend in nuts. Spread in prepared baking pan.

  3. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into 16 bars.


* or substitute 1/2 stick Crisco(R) Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening for 1/2 cup Crisco(R) All-Vegetable Shortening.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 134mg 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.