I’m not sure why, but this recipe is named Chocolate Bar Cookies. I’ve renamed it Chocolate Brownie Bars because this is a brownie in every sense of the word, and a rich and delicious one at that! Everyone gobbled these up, it’s good I got my camera out before the kids came home from school!
You could probably just make one 13×9 pan of these, but the instructions said to use 2 8×8 square pans. I wanted to make sure I did the recipe right, so I followed as closely as I could. I only own one 8×8 pan, so I used a 9″ cake pan for the other.
This is a definite keeper, so try it today, you’ll thank me. :) Really.
Chocolate Bar Cookies
Chocolate Brownie BarsPrint
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups brown sugar packed
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter and flour 2 8x8 square pans.
- Cream shortening in mixer for about 3 minutes. Add sugar and eggs, alternating and beat well.
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler, or in a glass dish over simmering water. Blend melted chocolate into sugar mixture, stir in salt and vanilla.
- Whisk together flour and baking powder then stir into chocolate mixture. Stir in nuts.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool in pan before cutting into squares or rectangle bars.
- Notes: You can substitute chocolate chips for the nuts.
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