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Rich Chocolate Cake Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


about 3 dozen

"These cake-like brownies work well for large gathering and are quick to make," notes Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in syrup. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Pour in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. For glaze, in a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add chips and vanilla; beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Spread over warm bars. Cool on a wire rack before cutting.

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  • katlaydee3
    Dec 29, 2017

    Very good recipe. I took this to a Christmas Eve dinner. Hershey’s does not make the syrup in the 16 oz can anymore and the smallest plastic bottle I could find was 24 oz. The measurement is by weight not volume and I learned that 16 oz is equal to 1 1/2 cups.

  • atchwall
    Jun 22, 2013

    Delicious Recipe,and very easy!

    Feb 9, 2013

    Great recipe - received a similar one from a sister-in-law then lost track of it. This seems to be the closest to that family favorite.I will note just a couple of changes from my original.#1 There was no baking powder in mine. The bars were a bit heavier but seemed to match very well the texture of the frosting.#2 My recipe called for 1 cup chocolate chips AND 1 cup mini marshmallows added to the boiled mixture. It took a bit longer to get everything melted but the results were luscious.These bars are as close as you can get to a combination of cake and candy bar. : )

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    Mar 2, 2007

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    Jun 8, 2006

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