Maple Bacon Bars with Black Walnut Bourbon Glaze

Great news! This mouth watering recipe is about to be featured in a cool new cookbook titled Best of the Best from America’s Distilleries, so we just had to share it with you!


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2 cups high quality Maple Syrup

1 stick (1/2 cup) Unsalted Butter

1 tsp Black Walnut SweetShine

1 tsp Baking Powder

2 cups Flour

1 Egg

1 Whole pound bacon, cooked and crumbled

(Yes. One whole pound!)

Black Walnut Bourbon Glaze Ingredients:

1 tbsp Black Walnut SweetShine

1 tsp bourbon

1 c. powdered sugar


  1. Heat maple syrup on medium high and bring to a boil for 12-14 minutes, or until it is slightly reduced. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Once the syrup has cooled but is still warm, add butter and stir until it melts and dissolves.
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients, including the bacon, adding flour last, in small batches to combine.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto a medium sized sheet pan lined with parchment, and chill in the fridge for an hour.
  5. Once chilled, bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden. Cool.
  6. While cooling, make Black Walnut Bourbon Glaze by adding 1 tbsp Black Walnut SweetShine and 1 tsp bourbon to 1 cup powdered sugar and mix well.
  7. Once the bars are cool, drizzle with the glaze and serve.