milk chocolate chips
vanilla or white chocolate chips
semisweet chocolate chips
chopped walnuts toasted (see below)
dark brown sugar packed
light brown sugar, firmly packed
1In 1-quart wide-mouth jar, gently layer and pack ingredients in the order listed, beginning with the white chocolate or vanilla chips. If there is any space left after adding the last ingredient, add more semisweet chips to fill the jar. Place lid on top. Cut an 8-inch circle of fabric to cover the lid. Place fabric over the lid; secure in place with ribbon or raffia. Decorate as desired.
* To toast walnuts, place in a microwave safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring every minute.
** After measuring the brown sugar, crumble it between your fingers for uniform texture. Be sure to pack the brown sugar firmly in the jar to prevent the baking mix from sifting down through it.
2Make gift card to attach as follows:
Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars:
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Empty contents of jar into medium bowl. Stir in:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Press into 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until bars are light golden and center is almost set. Makes 16 bars.