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chocolate bars (microwave version)

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a recipe by
Rev BJ Friley
Vicksburg, MS

Microwave setting: HIGH 100%/MEDIUM HIGH 70% Microwave cooking time: about 12 min. Remember: You may melt chocolate in a microwave oven in a measuring cup or other microsafe dish. But remember that chocolate burns easily. Always use low power, 50%.

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serves about 20 bars
method Microwave

Ingredients For chocolate bars (microwave version)

  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange or lemon peel
  • 1 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice or 3 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange or lemon peel
  • 1 dash
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • powdered sugar, for garnish

How To Make chocolate bars (microwave version)

  • 1
    Combine flour, baking powder, powdered sugar and orange or lemon peel in a bowl.
  • 2
    Add butter. Blend with hands until mixture resembles cornmeal. You may do this in a food processor - process until mixture forms a soft ball.
  • 3
    Press mixture evenly over bottom of a microsafe baking dish. Place dish on a microsafe meat rack or on a microsafe platter.
  • 4
    Microwave for 4 minutes at HIGH power. Remove from microwave oven.
  • 5
    Sprinkle chocolate chips all over hot crust. As chocolate melts, spread evenly over pastry.
  • 6
    Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Pour mixture over chocolate layer.
  • 7
    Microwave for about 8 minutes at MEDIUM HIGH power, turning dish once if your microwave is not a rotating one.
  • 8
    Let cake stand for a few minutes. Cool in pan. Dust with powdered sugar. Cut into bars or thin wedges depending on dish used.

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