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Maple Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Author Simply Luxurious



  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil/canola oil
  • 2 medium eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup flour


  • powdered sugar
  • maple flavoring
  • hot coffee (or water)


  • Heat milk to a boil. Take milk off heat to cool. Do not let the milk get cooler than lukewarm or the dough will not rise. Add yeast, salt, sugar, oil, eggs, and flour.
  • Knead, then let rise until almost twice the size (feel free to place it in he oven at 100 degrees for one hour).
  • Take out of the oven, knead again and roll out into 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into rectangles (or any shape you would like your maple bars). Let rise again ( 1 hour in a 100 degree oven)
  • Using canola oil or vegetable oil, heat oil to 350 –375 degrees (a test is to drop dough in and it should be perfectly fried in 60 seconds). But a candy thermometer is best to be precise.
  • Fry each (possibly 2-4 at a time) in the hot oil. Flipping over when each side is toasty brown. It won’t take long (maybe 30-60 seconds on each side), so don’t walk away from the stove.
  • Let donuts cool then frost them with the topping.
  • To make topping: mix together powdered sugar, a teaspoon or two to begin with (to taste and a tablespoon of coffee. Mix together until it reaches the consistency and flavor you like. It should cover a spoon and not be transparent, but it should also running slowly off the spoon in a steady flow.
  • Let the donut sit for about 5-10 minutes to let the topping harden a bit.
  • Then enjoy with a cold glass of milk or hot coffee or tea!