Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fudgey Chocolate Cookie Bars

A good activity for me and my son to do together is baking. He enjoys turning on the mixer, cracking eggs, sneaking chocolate chips and licking the beater. So one rainy weekend day when we were running out of ways to occupy my son, I went hunting for a new dessert recipe that everyone would enjoy and would keep my son entertained.

My favorite place to find tried and true recipes is family and church cookbooks, and I went to one of my favorites. I didn't want cookies, and I was in the mood for something new. This recipe was from a family friend, and since I had everything for it in the pantry, my son and I got busy.

The verdict?
It was a little crumbly, and the crust could almost be considered dry. But with the gooey caramel-ish layer, it kept it moist. Everyone loved it, and it made for some good late-night sweets for the week.

Recipe: Fudgey Chocolate Cookie Bars

Summary: recipe adapted from church cookbook "The Melting Pot" FRC 2000

Ingredients

    1 3/4 cups flour
    3/4 cup powdered sugar
    1/4 cup cocoa
    1 cup butter

    1 cup chocolate chips
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup sweetened condensed milk

     1 cup chocolate chips
    1/2 cup chopped nuts (I left out)

      Instructions

      Crumb flour, powder sugar, cocoa, butter together. (mixture will be dry) Press in a 9 x 13 inch pan and bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Melt together chocolate chips, vanilla, and condensed milk and pour over baked crust. Top with chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Bake an additional 20 minutes.
        Cooking time (duration): 20
        Number of servings (yield): 8
        Meal type: dessert
        My rating: 5 stars: ★★★★★ 1 review(s)


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