Spice Bars Recipe 

Spice Bars are one of those great recipes where you create the base, press it into a pan, add a few more ingredients to the reserved quantity, pour it on top, and bake.  Nothing's simpler.   


– 3 ounces pecans (85 grams or 3 ounces) – 2 cups all-purpose flour (280 grams or 10 ounces) – 1 teaspoon baking powder – ½ teaspoon salt – ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (114 grams or 4 ounces) – ⅓ cup golden syrup – 1 ⅔ cup brown sugar (320 grams or 11 ¼ ounces) – 1 teaspoon cinnamon – 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper – 1 teaspoon clove – 1 teaspoon nutmeg – ½ cup milk – 1 large egg – 1 teaspoon baking soda



Preheat the oven to 375°F. Roast pecans for 7–9 minutes on parchment-lined baking sheets until fragrant and lightly browned. Cool completely.  Roughly chopped.  


Line the bottom of a 9x9" square baking pan with 9x16" parchment. Display extra on two sides.  Non-stick spray parchment and pan sides.  Set aside.  


Put flour, baking powder, salt, butter, sugar, and golden syrup in a paddle-equipped mixer bowl.  


Mix to crumbs. Evenly press 2 ½ cups (400 grammes or 14 ounces) of crumbs into the pan bottom.  Set aside. 


Spice the bowl's crumbs with cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, and nutmeg. Put nuts on top. Mix briefly. 


Egg, baking soda, and milk in a small container. Carefully pour it into the crumb mixture while the machine runs.  Scrape as needed.  


Bake till rich golden brown and firm, 35–40 minutes.  Slightly smaller sides. A clean exam.  


In-pan chill.  Go around the pan to release the cake.  Cut 6 across and 3 down right side up.Make 18 Love BarsStorage: 3–5 days in an airtight tin at room temp.  


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