Chocolate Bars (oven version)

Rev BJ Friley


Oven temp: 350 degrees F


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about 20 bars
20 Min
30 Min
Convection Oven


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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


3/4 c
granulated sugar
2 Tbsp
lemon juice or 3 tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp
grated orange or lemon peel
1 dash(es)
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
powdered sugar, for garnish


pregreased 8-inch square baking pan

How to Make Chocolate Bars (oven version)


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2Measure flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  • 3Add butter and, either with pastry blender or fingers, blend butter into flour mixture until consistency of cornmeal.
  • 4Add powdered sugar and orange or lemon peel.
  • 5Press mixture evenly onto bottom of a pre-greased 8-inch square baking pan.
  • 6Prebake crust for about 7 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • 7Spread chocolate chips over hot crust.
  • 8As soon a chips melt, spread chocolate evenly over crust. If chips don't melt quickly, put pan back in the oven for a few minutes.
  • 9Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  • 10Mix thoroughly.
  • 11Pour mixture over chocolate layer.
  • 12Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
  • 13Cool.
  • 14Dust with powdered sugar.
  • 15Cut into even squares.

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About Chocolate Bars (oven version)

Course/Dish: Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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