A perfect dessert to serve company. Kids love them. Quick and easy to make.

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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together 1/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Stir in 1 cup of flour until well blended. Press the dough into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  • Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven; remove and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix eggs and vanilla. Combine 1 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder and salt so there are no lumps. Stir the sugar mixture into the eggs. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spread over the pre-baked crust.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool and drizzle with chocolate glaze.

  • To make the glaze: In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix together the cocoa, 4 teaspoons butter, and boiling water. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until thick and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the confectioners' sugar. Drizzle over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; 4.4 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 73 mg sodium. 20.7 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (52)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
These are so good! After reading the reviews the consensus seems to be 1)Use a smaller pan (8x8") and 2)skip the frosting. I agree! I made them in a 11x8" pan and think they would be even better (thicker) in a 8x8" pan. I did not use the frosting instead I melted some chocolate chips and drizzled on top. This was only for decoration as more chocolate really was not needed. Next time I think I will skip even that. My description of these bars is like pecan pie only with chocolate chips instead of pecans and a cookie crust! So gooey and good! P.S. The recipe does not say to grease the pan but I would. The brown sugar mixture tended to stick to the pan. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2011
I added baking time to get these to set. After cooling and cutting the bars began to 'weep' in places which turned people off. Flavor was good although very sweet but I don't think I'll make these again. Read More
(8)
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
These are so good! After reading the reviews the consensus seems to be 1)Use a smaller pan (8x8") and 2)skip the frosting. I agree! I made them in a 11x8" pan and think they would be even better (thicker) in a 8x8" pan. I did not use the frosting instead I melted some chocolate chips and drizzled on top. This was only for decoration as more chocolate really was not needed. Next time I think I will skip even that. My description of these bars is like pecan pie only with chocolate chips instead of pecans and a cookie crust! So gooey and good! P.S. The recipe does not say to grease the pan but I would. The brown sugar mixture tended to stick to the pan. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
These are so good! After reading the reviews the consensus seems to be 1)Use a smaller pan (8x8") and 2)skip the frosting. I agree! I made them in a 11x8" pan and think they would be even better (thicker) in a 8x8" pan. I did not use the frosting instead I melted some chocolate chips and drizzled on top. This was only for decoration as more chocolate really was not needed. Next time I think I will skip even that. My description of these bars is like pecan pie only with chocolate chips instead of pecans and a cookie crust! So gooey and good! P.S. The recipe does not say to grease the pan but I would. The brown sugar mixture tended to stick to the pan. Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2002
Used light margarine and had good results. Skipped the frosting directions and just sprinkled choc. chips on top as they came out of oven. Simplified the recipe... I'll make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2008
Gooey goodness! I substituted a peanut butter glaze for the chocolate one and it was great. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2009
These are amazing!!! Simple preperation & a hit with the crowd. My son needed to take bars for a sports potluck and they were gone by the time the pan hit the table...Coaches have already said they have to be returned for the next potluck!! I didn't change anything from the original recipe & they turned out P E R F E C T!! Thank You Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2007
These bars were super easy and very yummy! Not at all too sweet for my family. We thought they were a really great treat for the calories (only 170 each if cut into 24). I did add 5 minutes to baking time and that gave the top a nice caramelized effect and browned the bottom a little. Will definately make these again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2011
I added baking time to get these to set. After cooling and cutting the bars began to 'weep' in places which turned people off. Flavor was good although very sweet but I don't think I'll make these again. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2003
This didn't seem to have enough crust mixture for a 9x13" pan so I baked in in an 8x11". These bars turn out very soft and gooey. I also skipped the glaze but I did sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top of the hot cookies and after a couple of minutes swirled the melted chocolate. Not my very favorite chocolate chip cookie but very good and easy to make. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2008
This was much faster than making cookies and tasted delicious. Next time I will cooke the bottom layer for 1-2 extra minutes to make it a little firmer. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
10/19/2010
I made these in a 8x11 pan and they are wafer thin and taste like pure sugar. I won't be making these again. Read More
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