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Holiday Triple Vanilla-Bean Bars

At A.C Moore the other night, I bought a bunch of vanilla baking chips (the kind you use for molds) but I figured I could use them in some holiday recipes instead. So today, I put my red to good use by making a holiday version of Recipe Girl’s Triple Vanilla-Bean Bars!

Triple Vanilla Bean Bars

Recipe Girl

Bars

  • ½ cup butter
  • 10 ounce bag red vanilla baking chips (1 2/3 cups)
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 11×7-inch pan (if you use a 9×9, you’ll need to bake longer)
  2. In a 2-quart saucepan, heat butter and baking chips over low heat, stirring frequently, just until melted and smooth (the mixture may appear curdled). Remove from heat; cool
  3. Stir in remaining bar ingredients until well blended. Spread evenly in pan
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely
  5. Run a knife around the edge of the pan. The whole thing should pop out of the pan pretty easily- pop onto a cutting board and carefully turn upright
Icing
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 Tbs butter, softened
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 Tbs warm water or milk
  • Green vanilla chips for drizzle
  1. In a medium bowl, mix all glaze ingredients until smooth and spreadable
  2. Spread icing over bars. Let cool. Drizzle vanilla patterns on top if you’d like
  3. Let cool completely before cutting. They’ll cut into neater squares if the bars have been chilled for a while

Here is my big melted mixture! I swear it’s not blood…

And then the final product. I apologize for the lack of pictures in between! 😦

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