These sweet and chewy Honey Spice Bars are a perfect sidekick to a cup of coffee or tea! Made with pure local honey, cinnamon, pecans and more!Jump to Recipe
I remember mom making these Honey Spice Bars in the Fall a lot since I was little. She was given this recipe from an elderly lady at our church in Holdenville, Oklahoma, where my dad was preaching at the local Church of Christ at the time. We have so many great memories of our time in Oklahoma and collected a lot of delicious recipes from the great cooks there.
Honey Spice Bars are iced with a thin layer of icing that has a very unusual ingredient – mayonnaise! Now, before you think “yuck”, just know that it works and you don’t taste a mayonnaisy taste at all. The icing is poured on while the Honey Spice Bars are still hot, allowing you to easily spread a thin layer evenly over the top. Once cooled the icing forms a crust and seals in the moisture of the bars.
Have you ever made Honey Spice Bars? I have seen an Amish recipe floating out there that uses walnuts. I don’t see this recipe very often and am just wondering who out there has eaten them or made them.
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Honey Spice Bars
- ¾ cup Wesson oil
- ½ cup honey
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon miracle whip salad dressing
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for bars.
- Pour into a sprayed 9x13 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
- When done, press down with a spatula to make flat; cool slightly (for about 3 minutes).
- Whisk together icing ingredients until smooth and pour over bars. When bars are cool, slice into squares.
The Better Baker says
Oh how I love these! I use to make a similar recipe – without the honey and with added cloves – many years ago, so I dug out my old recipe and revised it using yours, and honey. They were divine…I could have eaten the whole panfull by myself (they are thin after all=) Thanks so much for sharing!
Hi there! I’m so glad you tried this version and liked it! Yes, they are thin, so I don’t worry about how many I gobble up! Lol!