Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Brown & White Walnut Bars

This bar cookie is similar to my dear friend Markee's - (*Her yummy recipe is with my coobooks in storage, so I concocted this one!) The idea is easy and I find it's nice to have quick bar cookie ideas on hand, plus it can be adapted several ways depending on what kind of goodies you happen to have; vary the toppings with coconut, toffee, peanut butter chips, slivered almonds, pecans, you name it.

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Preheat oven to 325. In a mixer, combine cake mix, brown sugar, eggs, and softened butter. Grease a 9" x 13" baking dish and spread batter to edges of dish, about 1" thick. Sprinkle walnuts, milk and white chocolate chips and gently press into batter. Bake at 325 (convection if possible) for ~30 minutes. *The mixture may still look a little soft in the middle, but go ahead and pull it out and allow it to cool completely. You want the bar cookies chewy, and they'll continue to firm up even after you pull them out of the oven. Cool & cut.

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