Friday, November 18, 2011

Championship Chocolate Chip Bars

As a kid, my mom made us Magic Cookie Bars. They are the reason for my existence. I dream about them.

When I make them, I tend to eat half of the pan, then snack on it the next day until it's gone.

Obviously, I try not to make them often.

Magic cookie bars are like the layer bars with sweetened condensed milk and corn flakes. But I bastardize it by removing the pesky coconut and pecans, cause I never liked them as a kid.

So, it comes out as more of a gloppy, messy, glorious, spoonable deliciousness. Maybe I'll blog about it one day.

Anyway, I'm always looking for variations on bar recipes with the beloved sweetened condensed milk. I crave chewy and gooey. I want it to be confort for my tummy.

Probably I'm looking for more excuses to feast on my craving while pretending I'm trying something different.

I found this recipe on the Taste of Home website for Championship Chocolate Chip Bars, but just now googling it, it looks like it was originally a Hershey's recipe. I didn't add the nuts.

You mix the flour and brown sugar with the butter. I drizzled it and forked it together.

Then mix 1/2 c chocolate chips and press into a 9x13 pan.

Bake this for 15 min at 350.

Yes, I cook next to princess dishes, what of it?

Then you mix the liquid gold sweetened condensed milk with one beaten egg and vanilla.

You're supposed to add another 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and possibly nuts if you like them.

I didn't. I'm a rebel. The sweetened condensed milk is my goal here, not the chocolate.

Mix and pour over partially cooked crust. Yes, I'm missing my chocolate chip layer.

There it is. I sprinkled it on top! Yes, I know that's not 1 1/2 cups chips. I like it better this way.

I want a layer of ooey gooeyness.

Then bake another 20 minutes.

I love the corners! They are crisp and chewy and almost toffee-like.

Yeah, I ate most of this...

Kinda like a yummy, crumbly chocolate chip cookie with ooey gooey sweet awesomeness on top.

It's not my Magic Cookie Bars, but it'll do. :)

Update: The kids ate the leftovers for breakfast. That says something.

Championship Chocolate Chip Bars
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (melted)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (divided)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine flour, brown sugar and stir in butter slowly. It will be crumbly. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Press into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 15 min.

Combine milk, egg, vanilla, walnuts and remaining chips. Spread evenly over hot crust. Bake an additional 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars.



Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes said...

Oh those look awesome! definitely a treat I would scarf. :)

JenMarie said...

Thanks! My aim is to buy some coconut sugar this weekend and I'm going to try using it in some of my recipes soon! Thanks to you guys.