Holiday Recipe Contest: Week 2 winner

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rissa Latimer of  Salisbury wins week 2 of the Salisbury Post’s Holiday Recipe Contest. She submitted a recipe for her grandmother’s Yum Yum bars. She says she bakes all the time and is the sentimental one in the family, “so I make the old timey recipes that my Grandma made.”

Grandma Jennie’s Yum Yums

1 level cup of sugar

1 level cup of flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup of milk

2 eggs

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup of ground dates

1 cup of ground walnuts

optionally add cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves to taste

confectioner’s sugar

Beat eggs. Add sugar and salt to eggs. Sift flour & baking powder together. Add to sugar & egg mixture. Add milk & vanilla extract. Mix with wooden spoon. Add dates & walnuts, stir until mixed. Coat 9-by-13-inch pan with cooking spray and lightly flour. Spread yum yum batter in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15-20 minutes. Cut into bite-size squares.

Put confectioner’s sugar in large zippered plastic bag, put a few squares into bag at a time and shake to coat the squares. Store loosely in large glass jar or plastic container in dark cabinet. Can be made at Thanksgiving and allowed to season until Christmas. If yum yums begin to dry out, put a slice of white bread in container overnight to add moisture, then remove. “Enjoy this treat I looked forward to every year as a child. Now I have been making yum yums for Christmas for 40 years or more.”

For her winning recipe, Latimer will receive a custom cutting board from Charlie Shank Jr. of Oliver Cupboards, and Little E BBQ sauces

There is still time to particpate in the contest, click here to enter.

Week 1 Winning Recipe

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