Monday, November 11, 2013

Cake Cookie Bars

Remember all those recipe cards I showed you a week or two ago that my mom had passed along for me? I am still in the process of sorting.  I ended up making a category of "Need to try soon"! I didn't think there was anything wrong with that category.

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 egg
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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  1. You had me at the title that included both cake and cookie! Haha. They look scrumptious! Yum!

  2. Those look so good. I like making cookie bars much better than individual cookies. Easier!

  3. My goodness, I just gained few pounds just looking at these yummies :) Bet, I can't eat just one

  4. Oh my gosh! I couldn't make these unless I had an occasion! I would likely eat the whole pan! They do look like a great holiday treat, maybe ill make these for teacher gifts this year. What a delicious recipe!!!

  5. this is a bar cookie recipe i haven't seen, and what a shame--it's great! i like the idea of crushed heath bars on top.

  6. I love bar cookies! This one looks fantastic with the chocolate chips and nuts.

  7. These look really, really good! I will have to try these!

  8. Mmmm- I was hoping for more of your mom's recipes!! These bars sound delicious, Kris! I love to bake with brown sugar- everything gets so moist and chewy. Chocolate chips, nuts, and an option to add crushed toffee bars? That's cookie bar perfection right there! I may have to try these very, very soon!