Amish Chocolate Chip Bars

1
Laura Geese

By
@Goose_Hill_Farm

I went to a friend's house recently and wanted to bring something with me, so I searched through my Amish cookbook and found this recipe for the bars. You will NOT be disappointed. The first day they are delicious, soft and oooey-gooey, but the second day, they are a bit firmer and lightly crunchy and, in my opinion, MORE DELICIOUS than the day before. If that's possible! lol

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
3 dozen bars
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    butter or margarine, softened (i used butter)
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    water
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 2
    eggs, separated
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c
    finely chopped walnuts, optional (i made 12/ the pan with nuts, and 1/2 without as skippy does not like walnuts)

How to Make Amish Chocolate Chip Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. In mixing bowl, cream butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add water, vanilla, and egg yolks (reserve whites in separate bowl). Beat for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Beat in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Spread into lightly greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  4. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; add remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar and blend well. Carefully spread over chocolate chips.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Bake for 35 minutes or until meringue is golden brown. Cut with a sharp knife while still hot. Yields 3 dozen bars. (HA! Not in my house it didn't!) lol

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About Amish Chocolate Chip Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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