Adobe Bars

  • Yield: 32 pieces


1/4cup shortening
1/4cup butter
1cup sugar
1-- whole egg
2-- eggs, separated
1 1/2cups flour
1teaspoon baking powder
1/4teaspoon salt
1cup nuts, chopped
1/2cup semisweet chocolate pieces
1cup miniature marshmallows
1cup light brown sugar, packed


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Cream shortening, butter and sugar.  Beat in the whole egg and two egg yolks.  Stir flour, baking powder and salt together; combine the two mixtures and blend thoroughly.  Spread batter in a greased 9×13-inch pan.  Sprinkle with nuts, chocolate pieces and marshmallows over the batter.  Beat 2 egg whites stiff; fold in brown sugar.  Spread over top of cake.  Bake 35 minutes.  Cool and then cut into bars.


Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Albuquerque’s Simply Simpatico (The Junior League of Albuquerque, NM, 1981).