“Bear Sign” (Or… a more polite name: “Nut & Berry Shortbread Bars”) Recipe
During the off-season, when salmon aren’t readily available up north, Alaskan bears eat mainly nuts and berries. So to track a bear in the woods, you simply look to the forest floor and watch for “bear sign”. Need I say more? Ha!
These are SO easy and can be thrown together during a quick tv commercial break and ready to come out of the oven before the movie or the game is even half-over!
- 2 c. butter, softened
- 2 c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 c. all purpose flour, sifted
- 2 c. chopped nuts, any variety
- 2-3 c. any fruit (I most often use fresh or frozen blueberries- or a blue/cran mix)
- Pre-Heat oven to 350.
- Mix the first 5 ingredients together until coarse- resembling pie pastry dough.
- Press Â¾ mixture into a buttered jelly-roll pan (i/2 sheet-pan).
- Scatter fruit across top, then sprinkle remaining flour mixture atop, in a âstrueselâ fashion.
- Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly golden. Cool. Cut into squares. Serve.
- (This is SO versatile! ANY fruit can be used- even canned/drained, dried, frozen- jams/jellies also work well)
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|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 53g|
|Recipe makes 32 servings|
|Calories from Fat 142||54%|
|Total Fat 16.34g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 7.99g||32%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbs 26.62g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.2g||4%|