This is exactly what I was looking for! I excluded the wheat germ, and used butter flavored crisco as the shortening. Perfection!
Lower fat by accident! I doubled this recipe (oops-except I accidentally didn't double the shortening), but skipping the extra water, the wheat germ and substituting in 2c whole wheat flour. Then I divided the dough evenly into three 8X8 pans, making three fairly thick pans of bars. One is baking and the other two I used a spatula to roll up, and then wrap into wax paper and put into a labeled gallon ziplock frz bag for future use. I plan to thaw the dough quite well, then smoosh into the 8X8 pan to bake. The pan in the oven baked up well - gooey in the middle with a very slight cake chew to it - but still very bar like. It is sugar and chocolate - what's not to like? :-)
These were very good. I love to bake, but it's so hard for me not to down an entire pan in one day...I did make 2 slight changes though to accommidate ingredients we had. I had to use almond extract because I had just ran out of vanilla. I also split the amount of chocolate chips and did half semi sweet and half butterscotch. I think they turned out pretty darn good, and the almond was something that really did stick out, but not in a bad way at all.
I tried this recipe and brought the bars with me to Yosemite. By the end of the week, all were devoured. Will definately be making these for Christmas. I'm really glad I found this. By the way, on 2nd attempt I subbed butter for the shortening and did not really like it. Shortening makes a huge difference.
Good! I ommitted the wheat germ (didn't have any)and substituted 1 cup whole-wheat flour for 1 cup of the flour and they were excellent. The family couldn't stay out of them!
Those were really great. They were pretty easy to make, and were loved. I followed another comment's advice, and substituted 2 tablespoons of flour for the wheat germ, since I didn't have any wheat germ. Thanks for the recipe! ^^
These were good! I omitted the wheat germ as I made these for my DS and added in a couple more tablespoons flour, I did forgot to add in the water, but I really don't think that it made much of a difference, they still turned out wonderful! These are just like a chocolate chip cookie only in a bar form! Thanks Kaarin!...Kitten:)