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Chewy Molasses Bars

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Molasses, brown sugar, and walnuts bring chewiness, texture, and great flavor to these easy autumn lunch-box treats."
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1 h servings 179
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 bars)


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  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® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening for 1/2 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 179 calories; 8.7 23.4 1.9 12 102 Full nutrition

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These are pretty good; they have a really nice and chewy texture. They're not as sweet as most other desserts. Mine didn't fluff up in the middle of the pan, so I may have to give them another t...

Very nice cookie! Good chewy texture. The only change I made was substituted a 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats for the nuts since I'm allergic. Probably much better with nuts!

Very good. I doubled the recipe & used two pans, which was good. a 9 x 13 wouldn't allow for it to bake in the center well. Delicious. I put just a little less brown sugar in, which worked ...

No substitutions. Love it. Very chewy and easy to make as well. It’s in my favorites.