Sunday, December 30, 2012

orange gumdrop bars

The holiday season would not be complete at our house without gumdrop bars.

This is one of those recipes that is handed down through the family. They are my Father's favorite. Grandma always made them with the orange gumdrop slices and pecans, the original recipe calls for fruit flavored gumdrops and does not specify any kind of nut.

Orange gumdrop bars

Preheat the oven to 325
Grease a pan measuring about 10x15 inches

1 cup gumdrops cut into small peices
1/2 cup nuts finely chopped
1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
Mix together and set aside for later use

into a mixing bowl combine
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups brown sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 cup evaporated (canned) milk

beat these together well with a mixer on medium speed (about 2 minutes)
stir in the gumdrop mixture
spread the batter in the greased pan.
bake on a rack slightly below center of the oven for  about 35 minutes.
when done the cake should be slightly pulled from the sides of the pan.
cool completely before cutting into squares
makes 48 squares