Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
The recipe itself is not very well written, BUT, after reading other reviews, I knew I needed to carefully pull this recipe together. 1. I used a whisk to mix together the flour, sugar, and cocoa. I used a butter knife to cut thin squares of the butter into the powdered mix, mixing the pieces into the powdered mix after a few cut pieces. I used my pastry cutter to make the mixture into a crumbly mixture. Using a fork, I mixed in the two eggs until the mixture was pretty much small chunks. 2. I greased a 9x9" pan. I firmly pressed the cocoa mixture, minus 1 1/2 cup, into the pan. Baked it for 7 minutes. 3. Followed the other steps to make the gooey filling. 4. My crumbly top was just fine for me. Using a butter knife, I stirred it up and it was crumbs that I was able to sprinkle over the top of the gooey filling. 5. I only used 1/2 C of walnuts or else it's too much. 6. Sprinkled to rest of the chocolate chips, and baked it for 16 minutes. Perfection. This recipe takes time, patience, and more tools than described in the recipe... Turns out very well in my opinion.
not a carefully written recipe, 1st problem, the size of the pan is much too big! there is no way 1/2 of the mixture would cover the base of a 13 x9" pan. 2nd, once the 2 eggs are added the mixture becomes gooey therefore you can no longer sprinkle the topping, you have to practically spoon it over & spread w/a knife. I used a 9x9" pan & it gave me a 1" layer square which is reasonable for height of any squares. No way this would give you 36 squares. Pan size is definitely too big. & wording of recipe is important. (to sprinkle, one must have a dry texture, like nuts, or oat mixture.) Can't sprinkle anything that is gooey.
This recipe was a complete disaster. I followed the instructions perfectly. Once you add the eggs to the flour mixture it becomes a gooey mess and is almost impossible to work with. Then when I mixed the chocolate chips, walnuts, and remaining 1 1/2 cups of the mixture, it just all stuck together in a ball. No way to "sprinkle" that. What's wrong? The eggs seem to ruin everything. Help!
These are ooey-gooey and so sweet, they make your cheeks tingle!!! Yummy!!!!!!!!!
Really good- we took these to a family reunion and they were gone in no time! I will definitely make again, but probably will increase the amount of cocoa, just because I like things extra chocolatey! :)
Oohy goohy delicious and totally bad for you!!!!. Easy to tote anywhere. I omitted the walnuts and put white chocolate chips on. Wonderful treat.
Thank you for this recipe, Frank Bee! I beat the eggs. I also greased and floured baking pan! If I recall correctly, I believe I'd used a 12x8" baking pan instead ofa 13x9x2" baking pan! At any rate, i was pleased with this recipe and certainly will keep it in mind to prepare again! As I recall, I chilled the bars to firm them up!I kept them chilled for at least 15 to 20 minutes before I cut them! Dawn E. Lowenstein
Perfect just the way it is! Huge hit in my family.
I was very disappointed in these bars. I made them for our church picnic and they were hardly touched. The moist center had very little flavor. Taste of Home has never let me down until this recipe. Won't make this again.
If I can't use walnuts, what would be a good substitute? almonds? peanuts?