Praline Bars

1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar
3 eggs beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups chopped pecans
Praline frosting:
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cream
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Mix flour, salt and baking powder. Melt butter, then add remainder of ingredients. Mix well and spread in a 13 x 9 inch pan that has been buttered and floured. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, then spread with frosting while hot.

Melt butter, add remainder of ingredients and mix well. Spread over warm cake, then cut into bars.

Serves 15.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana