Winter Wonder Bars

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Holiday time calls for excess and expense. These bar cookies fit the bill, white chocolate brownies with macadamia nuts! Please don't skimp on the quality of the chocolate, it makes all the difference.

Servings:
16
Yield:
16 bars

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces white chocolate

  • 4 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup chopped and toasted macadamia nuts

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease one 9 inch square baking pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Chop 1/2 of the white chocolate into very small pieces. Chop the remaining white chocolate and the bittersweet chocolate into large chunks, set aside.

  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Do not allow the butter to bubble or to color. Remove from the heat and add the finely chopped white chocolate. DO NOT STIR the chocolate in, set aside.

  4. Beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla together until thick and lemon colored, about 5 minutes. Lower the mixer speed and add the butter mixture. Mix just to blend. Add the flour mixture and mix just until the flour is mixed in. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the two chocolates and the nuts. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) until the brownies are just set, about 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with moist crumbs still attached. As with all brownies it is better to underbake than to overbake. Allow to cool about 1 hour then cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
23g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 79mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.