This recipe comes from Julienne’s bakery in San Marino and a cookbook called Celebrating with Julienne. I got so excited about the recipe that I ordered the cookbook. The bars are in the oven but I can tell that they are going to be a showstopper! I used almost a whole box of graham crackers, crushed up in the processor, for this recipe.
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temp
1/4 cup sugar
2 T. flour
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl with a mixer, beat all of the ingredients until moist and well blended. Press firmly into the bottom and sides of a 13″ by 9″ pan. Bake until golden brown, 10-15 minutes.
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 extra large eggs
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 T. vanilla extract
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. baking powder
1 cup pecans, chopped
Prepared crust from above, baked
Powdered sugar to garnish, when cool
While the crust is baking, in a large bowl or mixer, whisk together the brown sugar and the eggs to blend. Add the graham cracker crumbs, vanilla, salt, baking powder until well blended. Stir in the pecans. Spread over the baked crust and bake at 350 until the top is golden brown and jiggles slightly when tapped, 20-25 minutes. Cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve and store at room temperature. Cut into 24 bars.