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Chocolate Chip Bars

Written By: Chris - Mar• 21•13

I was able to help with “Monday Night Families” recently and offered to bring desert for 40.  A great group of volunteers donate their time as well as food on the first and third Monday of each month.  It is a time for families and young adults to come together for a meal and fellowship for a 6 pm Meal at a local church.  I’ve been trying to cut sweets out of our diets, or at least only share small bites when we are presented with something we can’t resist.  So I don’t always have the ingredients on hand in the pantry to bake like I used to!  I was able to assemble these bars based on what I did have on hand and a couple of ingredients that my friend Heather gave to me and I think they turned out pretty good!  They were chewy with just the right amount of sweetness!  This recipe easily makes two half sheet pans, so you may wish to cut it in half.  One thing I would do differently the next time I baked these was add two cups of sweetened coconut or some toasted nuts!

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups Butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/2 Cups Shortening
4 Cups Flour
4 Cups Wheat Flour
4 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Salt
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Light Karo Syrup (The brand actually does not recommend using this in place of brown sugar interchangeably in recipes, but it’s what I had and it worked!)
1 Cup Egg Beaters
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 12 oz. package Chocolate Chips
1 12 oz. package White Chocolate Chips
1 package White Almond Bark for drizzling on top

In a large bowl, combine the butter and shortening, whipping it a bit.  If using this entire recipe, grease two “half sheet pans” or if recipe is in half, grease one /or a large shallow cake pan with butter.  Cream in brown sugar, eggs, Karo syrup and vanilla just until blended.

Combine the flours with baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture.   Stir in chips.  Spread cookie batter in the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (until just golden brown).

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Allow to cool slightly and cut bars.  Drizzle the melted almond bark on and re-score the cuts.  Allow to cool completely (until almond bark is dry to touch) before serving!

Share and Enjoy!

Cheers!
~Chris

 

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  1. Sylvia Sapp says:

    They were delicious!

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