Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chocolate-y Bars

A delicious twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie. Delicious served warm with a big bowl of ice cream!

Chocolate-y Bars - modified from BHG
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups "fillers" (any combo of chocolate chips, nuts, or candy pieces will work)**

**This time, I used a combination of chopped white chocolate, chopped dark chocolate, skor bits, and chocolate chips.

1. Cream together butter and shortening.

2. Add both sugars, eggs, vanilla and baking soda.

3. Add flour and mix on low until well combined.

4. Fold in fillers.

5. Spread mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet with edges.

6. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Let cool, cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 24 bars.


  1. These look delicious, and of course all the better in that lovely mixer. ;)


  2. im making these today :)

  3. these are dangerous for my new years "resolution" of eating less sugar.... but they look divine.

  4. Yummmmmmy! Do you know that my husband actually prefers cookies in bar form? He would LOVE these! Perhaps I'll make them... :)

  5. I just made these and we had them for dessert. SO MUCH better than chocolate chip cookies & the using half shortening helped them stay nice & soft - and not flat and hard like mine always go! They were delicious!!

  6. Look at your beautiful stand mixer in action! Inspiring! Oh, the squares look delectable as well.

  7. Just wanted to let you know I'm making these right now :) You should really start your cooking blog up again with all of your free time :) Love you!!