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Picnic Bars

 Picnic Bars
You'll score points with a crowd when you stir together these delicious fudge-like treats from Frank Bee of Eugene, Oregon. "They're very moist and rich," he notes. "The chocolate chips and walnuts make a pretty topping."
36 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and cocoa; cut in butter until
  • mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in eggs. Set aside 1-1/2 cups
  • for topping.
  • Press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking
  • pan. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until set.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine milk and 1 cup of chocolate chips;
  • cook and stir over low heat until melted. Carefully spread over
  • crust. Combine reserved crumb mixture with nuts and remaining chips.
  • Sprinkle over chocolate layer.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until top is set (chips will not look
  • melted). Cool before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 173 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.