Czech Bars

Diane C. from Ohio tells us: "One night in the late sixties my mom came home from her women's bowling league and raved about these delicious cookies she'd just tasted.
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She asked the lady who'd brought them for her recipe, and ever since, my mother has made me and my brothers a batch to take home at holiday time. I also make them for charity events at my work and everyone 'LOVES' them. As my 3-year old son, Nathan, says, 'Delicioso!!!'"
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  • Servings : Makes approximately 24 bars


  • 1/2 lb. (2 sticks) butter (salted or unsalted—not margarine)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 1 cup strawberry jam


step 1Cream butter (better to warm up in microwave for about 10 seconds). Do not melt butter, just soften to cream.
step 2Add all other ingredients slowly, except jam. Mix well.
step 3Use 1/2 of batter to spread onto 8" x 8" or 9" x 13" cake pan. Pat down.
step 4Spread approximately 1 cup of strawberry jam over this first layer evenly. Crumble remaining batter over jam layer. Pat down slightly.
step 5Bake at 350° F. for approximately 25-30 minutes. Cool slightly before cutting into bars.
step 6Diane adds: "It's best to serve these cookies a tad warm" (but not hot enough to burn your mouth!).
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6/6/2012 , 
Jen  K.
Has anyone tried to incorporate oats in here? It seems like it would be really good.
12/12/2011 , 
Saundra  K.
Personally I am so very sick & tired of the calorie and food police always commenting about recipes. We are not FOOLS....we know these items are fattening. PLEASE police your own household and NOT mine.
12/11/2011 , 
Kelly  G.
Gor those who have nut allergies but would still like the flavor and crunch of nuts, I was surprised to find that crushed pretzels are a great substitute! I made a mock pecan pie and it was delicious!
11/10/2011 , 
Jill  H.
For those of us who are allergic to nuts, is there anything we can use as a substitute?
11/9/2011 , 
Audrey  S.
Recipe is wonderful, however for those to whom it is important, the nutritional info is all wrong. All that butter and 0 fat calories per serving??, and if it is supposed to serve 210, then they are mighty small servings!
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 bar (48g)
Serving Amount 210
Calories 110
Calories From Fat 0
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber less than 1g
Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
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