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Dreamy Chocolate Chip Bars

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
  • Makes
    4 dozen

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 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread evenly over crust. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into bars while warm. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 110 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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