Brazil Nut Bars Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Flour2 Cup (32 tbs), sieved
 Baking powder2 Teaspoon
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Vegetable shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Firmly packed light brown sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Egg2 , beaten
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Chopped brazil nuts1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Egg white1 , beaten
 Butter1 Teaspoon (for greasing)


1. Pre heat an oven at 175 C (350 F).
2. Grease an 8 inch x 8 inch x 2 inch baking pan or 15 inch x 10 inch baking pan and keep aside.

3. In a medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients. Sieve together.
4. In a medium sized bowl, combine sugar, butter and shortening. Cream well.
5. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat well till mixture is light and fluffy.
6. Add sieved ingredients and half quantity nuts and fold gently using a wooden spatula.
7. Transfer mixture on to greased pan and brush with beaten egg white.
8. Top with remaining nuts and bake in pre heated oven for 20 to 30 minutes or till done.
9. Once baked, remove from oven and keep aside to cool.
10. Cut into bars or squares. Makes 72 (1 inch x 2 inch) bars.

11. Serve warm.