Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Chewy chocolate chip bars...What makes these so different, is the brown sugar. After these bars are baked they have a beautiful crackling brown color. Really... as you begin to cut the bars, you can hear the crackling from the brown sugar crusted top. It's the sound of delicious.
Today I am going to share my recipe with you for these easy chewy chocolate chip bars. They are very doughy and you can serve them plated on a platter or individual. You can serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of chocolate or Carmel, a scoop of whipped topping and fresh fruit.Try substituting the chocolate chips for butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips or another chip of your choice. How about trying some fresh raspberries with a chocolate gnache drizzle.....Mm. Just use your imagination and enjoy.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars


4 eggs
1 lb. brown sugar (1 box)
3 tbsp unsalted butter (soften)
3 tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour (all purpose)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips(I used semi sweet)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl (or counter top mixer)mix together eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and butter. Next add flour, baking powder, salt and mix well. Then add chocolate chips (the batter will be thinner then what a cookie dough would look like). Now using cooking spray, coat a 13x9 pan or baking dish, then spread the batter evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes (or to your preference).
You will see the top forms this hard crust from the brown sugar. Remember the centers are going to be really doughy. If you would like something more firm, I suggest baking the bars a little longer then stated and to your preference. You could almost call these brown sugar bars too!

Remember, have fun and make it yours.

And that's the "DISH" for today!