Chocolate Chip-Macadamia Nut Bars With Shortbread

Chocolate Chip-macadamia Nut Bars With Shortbread Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


The Kona Village Resort in Kona HI is well known for these delicious bars.


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20 Min
50 Min



  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, chilled, 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 large
  • 4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, melted, cooled
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c
    macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped (about 7 oz)

How to Make Chocolate Chip-Macadamia Nut Bars With Shortbread


  1. Make Crust:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend flour and sugar in processor. Add butter; process using on/off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer mixture to 8-inch square glass baking dish. Press mixture onto bottom and 3/4 inch up sides of dish. Bake until crust is golden brown on edges, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the Filling:
    Whisk sugar, flour, eggs, butter and vanilla extract to blend in large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  3. Pour filling into warm crust, smoothing surface.
  4. Bake until filling is golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 50 minutes.
  5. Transfer dish to rack; cool completely. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature.)
  6. Cut into 16 squares.

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About Chocolate Chip-Macadamia Nut Bars With Shortbread

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian

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