Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins
"Serve these luscious after-school treats with a tall, cold glass of milk." From Great Ameican Home baking
- 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Lightly grease a 9 x 13" baking pan; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the brown sugar and flour.
- Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Remove 1 cup of mixture and set aside.
- To mixture in large bowl, add baking powder and salt.
- Using a fork, lightly beat in vanilla, milk and egg.
- Continue beating until a smooth batter forms.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
- In a small bowl, combine the chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Fold in the coconut.
- Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top of batter in pan.
- Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Using a long flat spatula, spread topping evenly over the top of the batter in pan.
- Bake bars for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in center comes out clean.
- Transfer pan to wire rack.
- Cool bars in pan completely before slicing.
- Using a serrated knife, cut into 24 bars.
- Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.
Good stuff! I took a batch of these to serve after our church Nativity, and they went down a treat! The bars were of a cake-like consistency, and somewhat crumbly on top. I omitted the coconut, as our pastor is allergic to it, but they were delicious nonetheless! (Mine took only 30 minutes to bake.) Thanks for posting!