Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

I saw this recipe on My Kitchen Cafe and tried them out immediately. What a great ,fast, yumy treat . Perfect for last minute treat for scouts, after school etc., it is just as the name implies "Thick and Chewy" .

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

(Printable Version)

Makes a 9X13-inch pan of bars

2 1/8 cups (10 1/2 ounces) all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 tablespoons butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled slightly
1 cup (7 ounces) light brown sugar
1/2 (3 1/2 ounces) cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips (use your preference of semisweet, bittersweet, milk, white, peanut butter...the options are endless!)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Adjust the oven rack to lower-middle position. Line a 9X13-inch baking pan with foil, letting the excess hang over the edges of the pan by about 1 inch so you can grab those edges and pull the brownies from the pan after they have baked. Spray the foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside. Whisk the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined; do not overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips and turn the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula.

Bake until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan, 24-28 minutes. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature. Remove the bars from the pan by lifting the foil overhang and transfer them to a cutting board. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.


Laura said...

I was thinking about taking these Sunday to the Super Bowl party at my MIL. If both you and Melanie like them, I think I'll go for it! Would they be best to make them the day of or are they ok to make on Saturday?

anissa ferguson said...

These would be great making ahead or the day of ... they really come together quickly but they are chewy even the next day.