chocolate bars (oven version)

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By Rev BJ Friley
from Vicksburg, MS

Oven temp: 350 degrees F

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serves about 20 bars
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For chocolate bars (oven 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
  • FILLING
  • 1 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • TOPPING
  • 3
    eggs
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice or 3 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange or lemon peel
  • 1 dash
    nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • powdered sugar, for garnish
  • EQUIPMENT
  • pregreased 8-inch square baking pan
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How To Make chocolate bars (oven version)

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2
    Measure flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  • 3
    Add butter and, either with pastry blender or fingers, blend butter into flour mixture until consistency of cornmeal.
  • 4
    Add powdered sugar and orange or lemon peel.
  • 5
    Press mixture evenly onto bottom of a pre-greased 8-inch square baking pan.
  • 6
    Prebake crust for about 7 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • 7
    Spread chocolate chips over hot crust.
  • 8
    As 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.
  • 9
    Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  • 10
    Mix thoroughly.
  • 11
    Pour mixture over chocolate layer.
  • 12
    Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
  • 13
    Cool.
  • 14
    Dust with powdered sugar.
  • 15
    Cut into even squares.

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