‘Sappy’ dessert ~

How cute are these little maple bar bites !

Especially skewered 

on these leafy little picks!

I sent ‘the Mr.’  out , to pluck a

few leaves for me.

He was thrilled :)

Now, these maple bites  are

tasty enough all by themselves

but I of course,

gussied  them up with

the leaves  and

a happy amount of

pale maple glaze. So yummy!

My maple bar bites, offer all  of the maple goodness of

a big gooey bar, in one sweet little bite.

And that’s the thing…I love  maple and

 maple bars but they can be too much  of a good thing. But just 

a small bite or two...now you’re talking. Besides,

My  recipe includes: toasted  rolled oats and roasted  walnuts and

they are baked,  not deep fried.  So, I’ve  even convinced myself that they

are actually good  for me :) Oh, how  I can rationalize!!

But wouldn’t they be

so darling for a child’s party or classroom treat!  I however, have adult  plans

for these sweet maple bar bites. I’ll show you later in the week!

Anyway, here’s the recipe.

Be sure to use good, Vermont style  maple syrup and

I make my own vanilla sugar,  with left over vanilla bean pods and  sugar.

* Maple Bar Bites *

1/2 cup vanilla sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 egg

1/2 cup good maple syrup 

2/3 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup roasted  walnuts, chopped

(bake in 350 degree oven for  12 minutes)

1 cup toasted rolled oats

(place in hot dry pan for a few minutes until golden brown)

Combine the butter & sugar with a mixer until pale and fluffy.

Add the wet ingredients: Eggs, maple syrup & vanilla, mix it up

Next add in the dry ingredients mix well. Add the nuts last.

Place in a greased 7 x 7 pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes

cool completely before cutting into squares.

*Maple Glaze*

1/4th cup confectioners sugar, sifted

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1/4th cup good maple syrup

Melt the butter in a pan, whisk in the sugar & syrup.

Drizzle the glaze on each square immediately before it hardens!