Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Emergency Chocolate Chip Bars

I'm sure that all Moms out there with school age children have had a conversation that goes like this:

Child- I signed up to bring cookies to the teachers banquet.

Me: That's fine. Just remind me in time to buy the ingredients. When do you need them?

Child: Tomorrow!

This conversation took place last night at 8:00 p.m. We live pretty far away from a grocery store so I couldn't just run out and buy cookies, so I pulled out this recipe. It's quick and easy and most of the ingredients are probably in your pantry now.

Chocolate Chip Bars

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
1/2 c. (1 stick) cold butter
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
1 egg slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 c. chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, stir together flour and brown sugar: cut in cold butter until crumbly. Stir in 1/2 c. chocolate chips; press mixture on bottom of ungreased 9x13x2 baking pan.

Bake 15 minutes. Meanshite, in large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, egg, and vanilla. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and nuts. Spread evenly over baked crust.

Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes about 24 bars.




Andrea said...

Those sound delicious. I will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

Libby said...

My favorite cookie is quite similar to these - just add coconut *YUMMY*

Bovey Belle said...

Those look SO good, and after all the gardening I've done today, I reckon I could eat all 24 at once!

blackthumbgirl said...

Oh these sound wonderful! We'll have to try them sometime in my house :) Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. B said...

Yep, I know that conversation. Or, I need poster board for a project due tomorrow, or something along those lines! Those look delicious! Thanks for coming by my blog today! Hope you'll come again!

Kelli said...

The exact same thing happened to me last night! Benjamin had to take a snack to cub scouts and I had an hour. I had Benjamin unroll a ready made piecrust, brush on a little butter, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, roll up, slice and bake. He had lots of fun making them. I'm going to remember your yummy looking bars...I always have those ingredients on hand!

Deborah said...

I wouldn't need an emergency to make these! They sound scrumptious!

Hope you will drop by for my giveaway!