Microwave Chocolate Chip Bars

"I was surprised to find that I could make these bars in the microwave. This comes in handy during the summer when you don't want to heat up the house. The recipe is from Taste of Home magazine and is credited to Shirley Glaab."
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Ready In:
16 bars




  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar.
  • Add egg, milk and vanilla; mix well.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and walnuts (if using).
  • Spread into greased 8-inch square microwave-safe dish.
  • Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 5 minutes or until bars test done, rotating a quarter turn each minute.
  • Cool before cutting.

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  1. Vision
    I thought these were pretty good, although ugly, ugly, ugly! But my oven was on the fritz and I wanted cookies...there was the microwave, there was my computer...found this recipe, and...I was satisfied! I used milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.
  2. Indierecipeprincess
    Not bad tasting cookies they were alright. My mum thought I was trying to poison the familly when I presented them on a cooling rack.I think my microwave was too powerful 850watts one batch went black inside! As mention unattractive and quite dry but quick and easy to make, can you do this in the oven too to make them taste and look better?
  3. Lynne Berkeley
    Very unappealing looking when cooked in MW (looked raw, although they were cooked). I opted to toss them in the oven to brown the top a bit, but then they ended up being too dry.


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