I made this recipe around the kids' bedtime last night, and half of the bars were already gone when I left for work this morning. I have made these as written and have also used a recipe that is identical except for the addition of a stick of melted butter to the top layer. Both are very good. The recipe with the extra butter is obviously less healthy, but the extra butter makes for a fluffier top layer. The one recommendation that I would make is that you can get away with reducing the amount of powdered sugar. I've never used more than 3 cups, and sometimes use less than that. You can get away with granulated sugar if that's all you have on hand. I also use my stand mixer to beat the crust mixture for 2 minutes at medium speed. My crust has a better texture when I do that. I found the crust to be a little bit dry when I just mixed it by hand. Okay, so I had more than one suggestion! One last thing - I had to extend my baking time to 45 minutes.
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I made this recipe around the kids' bedtime last night, and half of the bars were already gone...