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The Sweet Side of Finance -- November

Welcome to the eleventh installment of The Sweet Side of Finance. If you've signed up for my newsletter, you already know about today's tasty treat.

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This month, we've been talking about aligning our values with our year-end philanthropic giving. I've written about it on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and my blog.

Since we're talking about about giving, this delicious recipe was a gift from my grandmother. She originally gave it to me, and now I'm happy to share it with you!

Walnut Wafers with Dulce de Leche Icing

Walnut Wafer Ingredients

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

3 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Dulce de Lech Icing Ingredients 1/2 cup butter softened 1 cup Dulce de Leche (I used one from a can, but you can easily make your own)

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter and flour an 8x8 baking pan.

  • Beat eggs and sugar together until slightly fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Then add chopped walnuts and stir until evenly distributed.

  • Pour mixture into the pan and let it spread out in an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

  • While the bars are baking, beat all of the icing ingredients together at high speed until fluffy.

  • Remove the bars from the oven and let cool until they are cool to the touch. Then spread the icing over the bars in an even layer.

  • Cut into squares and serve.

I found this recipe in the box of recipes my grandmother left me. It was so simple that I did not expect the wafers to be as delicious as they were. The bars are fluffy with a nice caramel flavor that paired well with the dulce de leche icing. I’m going to make these often!

Until Next Time,


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