Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My family loves these chewy bars so much that a pan of them does not last very long in our home. They are from a Kitchenaid cookbook entitled "Great Baking and More." These yummy bars are so quick and easy to stir up and are great for dessert, snacks or lunch boxes. I have used pecans in place of the walnuts and M&Ms for the chocolate chips successfully. Feel free to add your favorite ingredients to this buttery base - it's a winner!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place all of the butter (1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons), brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Grease and flour an 9x13x2 inch baking pan.
  6. Press dough into the pan.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Cool in pan before cutting.
Most Helpful

Delicious, moist and chewy. Instead of mixing the chocolate chips into the batter, I sprinkle them over the top just before baking. Be sure to keep these in an airtight container.

5 5

These are absolutely gorgeous! I have made them at least 4 times already for our boarding house boys and they were a big hit each time. I have made them with and without the nuts and once even with white chocolate instead of semi-sweet, turned out great! Thanks so much, acerast, for sharing this wonderful recipe, this one is definitely a keeper!