King Cake Bars

Rich King Cake Bars for Mardi Gras

These king cake bars are perfect for your Mardi Gras celebration. With the combination of rum, pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon they will be a hit with everyone. Do you celebrate Mardi Gras in your home? Have you gone to Mardi Gras in NOLA in the past? If you have leave a comment on your experience. I would love to hear about it.


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Rich King Cake Bars for Mardi Gras

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These king cake bars are perfect for your Mardi Gras celebration. With the combination of rum, pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon they will be a hit with everyone. Do you celebrate Mardi Gras in your home? Have you gone to Mardi Gras in NOA in the past?
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 7 servings
Calories 1299 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cake Bars Ingredients

Filling Ingredients

Glaze Ingredients

Instructions
 

For the Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a 9×10 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Add the butter and sugar in a bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment.
  • Mix to combine on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Reduce the speed to low, add in the flour, salt, and lemon juice.
  • Mix to combine until a soft dough ball forms.
  • Take ⅔ of the dough and press it evenly into the lined pan.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, until the crust is a golden brown.

Filling:

  • In a medium bowl add all of the filling ingredients and toss until pecans are evenly covered.
  • Remove the bottom crust from the oven once baked, pour the pecan filling on top and spread all over the crust.
  • Carefully roll out the remaining 1/3 of the dough and place it on top of the filling.
  • Bake until the top layer is a golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow cool to room temperature.

For the Glaze:

  • Combine the powdered sugar, rum , milk and vanilla and whisk together until you have a smooth glaze
  • Sprinkle all colored sugar on top and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 1299kcalCarbohydrates: 151gProtein: 9gFat: 75gSaturated Fat: 39gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 700mgPotassium: 227mgFiber: 4gSugar: 100gVitamin A: 1845IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 4mg
Keyword king cake, mardi gras cake,, rum cake
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King Cake Bars

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