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Dreamy Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe

This recipe is my children's favorite (and mine!). For even more sweet flavor, they always ask me to dust the bars with confectioners' sugar.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, oats and 1/2 cup brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, vanilla and remaining brown sugar. Combine the coconut, walnuts, baking powder, salt and remaining flour; gradually add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • 3. Spread evenly over crust. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into bars while warm. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 110 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.