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


  • 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(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)


  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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About Chocolate Bars (oven version)

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

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