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Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe

Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 182 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Chocolate Chip Bars

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Reviewed May. 7, 2014

"These had a good taste. I will make them again. I did have to adjust the cooking time due to the difference in my microwave. This led me to end up overcooking them. They were a little hard, but still edible. I felt like they were not done because they were not "springy" to the touch. I didn't realize that was how they cooked in the microwave. I wish this would have been discussed in the recipe, however none of this will stop me from trying it again though."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"This was easy to make and I had all the ingredients on-hand. The hardest part was waiting until it was cool before cutting! They tasted delicious - not like baked chocolate chip bars, of course, but I wasn't expecting them to taste like something they were not."

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