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Grandma’s Walnut Squares Bars Dessert Recipe

  • Author: gimmie
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


My Grandma Evelyn was a master baker. She made my wedding cake, which was as beautiful as it was delicious. Baking was just one of her talents, and there’s nothing better than her Walnut Squares Bars Dessert Recipe!




  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 T (heaping) brown sugar
  • 1 C flour


  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 T flour (heaping)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  • 2 C sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 T milk


  1. Mix the crust ingredients (like a pie crust)
  2. Pat into an 8-inch square pan. Bake 5 minutes at 350° F (177° Celsius)
  3. To make “filling”, beat eggs and add the remaining ingredients. mix well. Pour over crust and bake for 20 minutes at 350° F (177° Celsius)
  4. While cooling, make powdered sugar frosting by combining all ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Apply to top of dessert once it is completely cooled.
  • Cook Time: 25