First up, Cake Cookie Bars. The name had me curious, plus it had all ingredients I had on hand, except one optional one. Mom did have that you could use crushed toffee bars in the topping, which I think would be a great addition, but I used chocolate chips. These bars are great! They are a little bit cake, and a little bit cookie, and a whole lotta bar! Easy to throw together. Fun, different, and they are definitely a tasty treat. I especially loved them since they aren't overly sweet.
Make a pan of these bars .... You won't be sorry!
Cake Cookie Bars
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chocolate chips (or substitute crushed toffee bars)
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 x 13 pan, set aside.
In large bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, and butter; mixing until thoroughly combined. Reserve one cup of mixture. In medium bowl, beat egg. To egg, add salt, soda, vanilla, and milk. Add egg mixture to large bowl. Mix until dry ingredients are completely incorporated into the egg mixture.
Pour batter into pan. Top with reserved cup of crumbs. Sprinkle nuts and chocolate chips over top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Bars are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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