I was craving cookies one day but didn’t have the time to bake several batches, so I broke out this recipe and wow! They were so delicious. It’s probably the cup of butter, right? Right. I thought they’d taste just like regular cookies in bar form, but they were different. Dense, great flavor and the butter/ brown sugar combination bakes an almost toffee-like crust on the bottom. It’s heavenly. These disappeared in record time in our house!
Easy Chocolate Chip Bars
Adapted from a recipe in Kraft Food & Family magazine, years ago!
Yields 36-40 squares
- 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips (we used half and half, butterscotch and semi-sweet chips- yum!)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until well blended. Add in flour and salt. Mix until blended.
Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Press mixture into a 15x10x1 inch pan. (I used a Bakers Quarter sheet and it worked perfectly!)
Bake 20-25 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes and cut into squares.
Enjoy with a glass of milk!