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Novelty Layer Squares

Category Bars
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


Cream shortening; gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add egg yolks and 1/2 tsp. vanilla; beat mixture well. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, and mix well. Press mixture into a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Beat egg whites at high speed just until foamy. Gradually add brown sugar, and beat 2 minutes. Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla, mixing well. Spread mixture evenly over crust; sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Let cool 30 minutes and cut into squares. Remove from pan, and let cook completely on wire racks.


By Robin

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