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Chocolate Nut Bars

 Chocolate Nut Bars
When I ask my husband what he would like me to bake, he often asks for these fudgy, nutty bars. They are his favorite! —Lisa Darling, Scottsville, New York
36 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy.
  • Add the flour, sugar and salt; beat just until crumbly. Set aside 1
  • cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into a greased
  • 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set and edges begin
  • to brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine milk and 1-1/2 cups semisweet
  • chocolate chips. Cook and stir until chips are melted. Remove from
  • the heat; stir in vanilla. Spread mixture over crust.
  • Combine the nuts and milk chocolate chips with the remaining
  • semisweet chocolate chips and crumb mixture. Sprinkle over filling.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut

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Chocolate Nut Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 209 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.