Super Easy Chocolate Bar Cookies
My 9 yr old said these are VERY GOOOOOD!
- Ready In:
- 1 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans or 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven 350°.
- Crust: Beat butter in mixing bowl 30 seconds Add sugar and salt, beat until combined scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
- Beat in flour, low speed until combined.
- Press 2/3 of mixture into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.
- Filling: Combine sweetened condensed milk and chocolate in medium sauce pan, stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
- Remove from heat. Stir in nuts and vanilla.
- Spread hot mixture over crust.
- Sprinkle remaining crust mixture over chocolate mixture.
- Bake 35 minutes or until golden.
- Cool in pan on rack, cut into bars.
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This is one of those wonderful recipes where you get to make something out of almost nothing. There is nothing special in here, you don't even have to use the nuts although I did. You just use ordinary ingredients you probably already have and get something completley different that everyone will like. I didn't even use a can of sweetened condensed milk, I used a copycat recipe for it from this website, worked great. My olny comment is that it is a very gentle chocolate taste. I might try darker chocolate in the future to give it a bit more oomph. The filling is very much like fudge. The whole recipe cost only about 3$ to make I would say, a bargain for what you get out of it.Reply
Stormy5, we all agree; these are very goooood!!! My daughter was coming over with a friend, and I had to whip something up quickly. This recipe was just the ticket! The bars were very quick and easy to prepare. I think I overmixed the dough, as it wasn't a crumbly consistency, but I was still able to pat it out in the pan. I had to drop spoonfuls of it over the top of the chocolate layer, rather than sprinkle it, but the bars still looked pretty, and tasted great! (I omitted the nuts). The crust was similar to shortbread, and had a tender consistency. The chocolate layer was delicious, and paired so well with the crust! YUM! I'll be baking more of these tonight, to give away as a gift. Thanks! UPDATE: I made these again, and this time, I made sure I didn't overmix the dough. This time, it was crumbly, and gave the bars a completely different look. (I've posted photos from both times that I've made them, to show the difference.) These bars are now a regular in our house!Reply
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