Live Sigma Kappa – Caribbean Sand Bars

by Jessica on May 1, 2012



Live Sigma Kappa’s theme for May is a ‘Kickoff to Summer’! And since everything about this season screams tranquil blue waters and sandy beaches to me, I decided these ‘Caribbean Sand Bars’ were the perfect treat to share. Of course, being no where near a beach (or even the slightest blue waters), this is as close as I can get.

We did just return from Florida, though, so I guess that counts for now! Click over to ‘LSK’ to see my post or save the recipe below to your Ziplist Recipe Boxes and Shopping Lists!

Caribbean Sand Bars

Yield: 9 (3-inch) squares


  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1-1/4 c light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c walnuts, chopped
  • 1 c pecans, chopped


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray a 9"x9" pan with non-stick spray. In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and set aside.

Cream butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and stir well. Then add flour mixture and blend completely. Fold in nuts and spread batter evenly in greased pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.

Adapted from: Cooking with Mickey, Vol. II


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andrea May 2, 2012 at 6:20 am

Jessica, I was looking for the Hungarian Shortbread and found these lovely looking Caribbean Sand Bars instead. They look absolutely delicious – like all of the wonderful things on your blog.

Hope you had a nice vacation.

Enjoy the rest of the week!


2 yummychunklet May 2, 2012 at 7:16 am

These bars sound fun. Thanks for sharing!


3 Nic May 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Just the name makes them sound delicious!


4 cindy May 3, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Delicious looking bars. I live in very land locked Utah–I appreciate anything slightly Caribbean!


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