This recipe came originally from a family friend. She made my mother promise that she would never make these for any friend or community events and so they always made an appearance at family get-togethers.
These are incredibly easy to make and delicious - like mini walnut pies !
Ingredients (Makes 48 pieces) :
1 stick margarine
1 stick butter
8 oz cream cheese
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups chopped walnuts
Mix together butter, margarine and cream cheese. Gradually mix in flour. This is the "crust".
Divide the mixture evenly among muffin tins (do not grease the tins).
Using your fingers, spread the mixture evenly along bottom and sides of tins to make the cups.
Mix together the next 5 ingredients. This is the filling.
Spoon evenly into cups.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let cool slightly and then remove from tins. I use a little paring knife to just pop them out.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and they're ready to go !