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Chocolate Chip Bars

 Chocolate Chip Bars
People are always surprised when I tell them these sweet treats come from the microwave,. Chockfull of chocolate chips, the bars are especially good served with a big glass of cold milk. —Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla;
  • mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed
  • mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and walnuts. Spread into a
  • greased 8-in. square microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle with remaining
  • chocolate chips. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-1/2 minutes or
  • until bars test done, rotating a quarter turn every minute. Cool
  • before cutting. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 182 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.