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Chocolate Chip Bars

August 18, 2008

Minnesotans love anything baked in a 9″ x 13″ pan- whether it’s bars (a dessert) or hot dish (a casserole). These bars are like a chocolate chip cookies in brownie form, but they’re a lot gooier than other recipes I’ve found, and they’re very quick to make. Be sure to make these with a mixer- I’ve done it by hand a few times and they are don’t come out quite as attractive.


2 c light brown sugar

2 eggs

2/3 c vegetable or canola oil

1/4 c hot water

2 c flour

1 t baking powder

1/2 t baking soda

1 t salt

1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 350°. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Beat together sugar, eggs, oil and water; add the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased 9″ x 13″ pan and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the center is set. Cool and cut into squares.

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  1. Amanda permalink
    February 3, 2009 1:09 pm

    This is still one of my all-time favorite of Sarah’s many recipes. I made them for a potluck this past weekend and everyone raved about them – they will make you very popular! (One girl even told me a woman at her church sells something like this, for $28 a tray, and hers are LESS gooey. I threatened to come to her church and sell mine for $25.) So yummers, and they even stay soft and gooey for days afterwards! They’re best with vanilla ice cream to help dilute the sweetness.

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