Sunday, March 2, 2014

I Made Nut Smacks

I've been making these "Nut Smacks" since the early 80's - the recipe comes from "Company's Coming - 150 Delicious Squares" cookbook - my copy of this book is well worn, the cover is off,  some of the often used pages are not looking so great, I see this book often at the thrifts, but I just don't want another copy, I guess the condition of this book shows that I really like it and have used it a lot.

These squares are easy and no icing involved.   They have a butterscotch flavor, they're rich with nuts and brown sugar, definitely a tasty little morsel.

1/2 c. packed brown sugar

2 egg yolks

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. butter or margarine

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

First layer - Crumble seven ingredients together well in large bowl.  Press firmly in 9 x 9 inch ungreased pan.

2 egg whites

1 c. brown sugar

1 c. chopped walnuts (I used pecans)

Second layer - Beat egg whites until frothy.  Add brown sugar 1/3 at a time beating until stiff.  Fold in nuts.  Spoon over the unbaked base, spreading evenly.  Bake in 350 oven 25 minutes until golden brown.  Cover well to allow meringue to soften before cutting.  I always find the meringue to be crumbly, but that doesn't matter, they still taste delicious!

Linking the Nut Smacks up with Junkin Joe


  1. Happy March! I lremember the Company's Coming series well, I received a couple of those books as a wedding gift 20 years ago. The squares look delicious.

  2. They look and sound very yummy! Thanks for sharing, and I love that you use the 'worn' looking recipe! Happy Sunday!! xo Holly

  3. Oh, no! Not another yummy recipe. You are making my dieting very difficult. But I love your dessert recipes. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  4. These make my mouth water. I always love anything with the crunch of walnuts in it! Sweet hugs!

  5. Mmm...yum!! These look delish :)

  6. And now I'm to the kitchen to make snacks.

  7. Mmmm. Those look pretty good. And I like making bars much better than baking cookies.

    These are healthy, right? Low cal? :)

  8. I think I remember making those - and they sound fabulous! And dangerous.