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Picnic Bars Recipe

Picnic Bars Recipe

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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups 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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until set.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until top is set (chips will not look melted). Cool before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.

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.