Saturday, July 28, 2007

Chocolate Chip Dream Bars

Mmmmm mmmmmm! These are delicious! They have a rich chocolate taste with a hint of caramel. Always a big hit!

Chocolate Chip Dream Bars
Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker: Baking for Today Cookbook

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Chocolate Glaze
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar and the butter. Stir in 1 cup flour. Press in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Bake 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix eggs, 1 cup brown sugar and the vanilla. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour, the baking powder and salt. Stir in semisweet and milk chocolate chips. Spread over crust.
3. Bake bars 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
4. In 1-quart saucepan, heat all Chocolate Glaze ingredients over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted. Drizzle glaze over cooled bars. Refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store at room temperature.

I have a trick for the chocolate glaze. Fill a gallon zip lock baggie with your chocolate chips and about a splash of vegetable oil. Microwave the bag for 30 seconds. Then remove from the microwave and squish the bag with your hands. Repeat this in 10 second incriments until the chocolate is melted all the way. It shouldn't take long. Then cut just a tiny piece from the corner of the bag and use like a pastry bag. No mess and easy to apply!


  1. OMG, these look and sound incredible. I am definitely trying them!

  2. WOW....I have got to try these!

  3. These make my little weight watcher cake I am eating right now look pathetic...I will have to make these for sure! :)

  4. Wow, sounds delicious... chocolatey goodness drizzled with chocolatey goodness! Great tip about the makeshift pastry bag too! :)

  5. yum, i saved this recipe! Also, thanks for the pasta tip. I can't remember how long I boiled them now -- I think 15 minutes & the recipe said 10-15. I'll have to keep that in mind next time! Thanks!

  6. Wow, these things look amazing. Chocolate heaven. :)

  7. these look incredible!! wow! i NEED to make these.

  8. Hope you don't mind. I posted this picture and recipe on my new food blog. I gave you lots of credit. If you'd rather I remove it, let me know!

    Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes!


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