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American Classics: By Cracky Bars

For those who can't bare to choose between a blondie and a brownie, there's a dessert that perfectly marries the two: the By Cracky bar. Second prize winner in the 1952 Pillsbury Bakeoff, the By Cracky Bar was the genius creation of fifteen-year-old Yvonne Whyte of New Bedford, Massachusetts. For her efforts, young Miss Whyte won $2,000, a GE electric range, an electric mixer and the undying gratitude of dessert lovers all across the country. More

By Cracky Bars

This recipe is adapted from Yvonne Whyte's 1952 recipe, which won 2nd place in the Pillsbury Bakeoff's Junior Division. The original recipe calls for shortening, but I have used butter instead to good effect. More

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