Walnut Oh Henry Bars - Lord Byron's Kitchen

Walnut Oh Henry Bars - Lord Byron's Kitchen

A caramel, walnut, and coconut filling, sandwiched between graham crackers, and topped with a simple buttercream frosting.  Walnut Oh Henry Bars are a deliciously classic Newfoundland Christmastime recipe.

I can’t remember a Christmas during my childhood that did not have Walnut Oh Henry Bars on the dessert menu.  My mom loved these cookie bars just as much as I did!  They might not look Christmas-like, but to me, they bring back so many memories of the holidays.

My mom, like most Newfoundlander’s, was very keen on having a large and vast array of baked goods on hand at Christmastime.  She would bake cookies, and roll balls, bake squares, and make cakes.  There was a huge deep freezer that would hold all of these goodies and keep them fresh until company came to visit.  Usually, that didn’t take too long.  My parents loved to invite over friends and family.  I can remember many times when we would have company over for dinner on several nights back to back.

Ingredients

  • 1 box graham crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened desiccated coconut
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/3 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons 2% milk
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