Aunt Fran's Black and White Bars

Nor M.


I came across this simple recipe today. It was amongst many others that I received at my bridal shower. I fondly remember my husband's Aunt Fran. She made a lot of great desserts. This is one of many of hers. I hope you all enjoy these simple yet delicious bars.

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12 squares
10 Min
30 Min


1 c
softened butter
2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
2 c
all purpose flour
2 oz
melted unsweetened chocolate bar plus optional 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
chopped nuts if desired
optional: dark chocolate frosting


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1Grease a 9 x 13" pan and set aside.

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2in a large mixing bowl . Beat butter, sugar and eggs until fluffy.

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3Add in flour and salt. Beat until well combined. Add in vanilla and mix well.

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4Divide dough into thirds. At this point you can add nuts to the remaining two thirds of batter, if you prefer. Place two thirds of the dough in the 9 x 13" pan. Spread evenly.

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5Add the melted chocolate to the remaining one third of batter. Mix well. At this point if you want to deeper chocolate flavor add a couple tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder.

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6Place spoonfuls of chocolate mixture randomly across top of batter in pan. Run a knife through mixture to make a marbled look. bake at 350° until done. It should take approximately 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

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7Note: I also think the bars would be really great with a nice dark chocolate frosting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free