Friday, June 6, 2014

Some Pretty Fantastic Bars

There's no involved family history story to go with this recipe. It's actually pretty new to us, but since we discovered it, it's become a favorite in our home. Give credit to the Lionhouse for the recipe, although we've made a few tweaks of our own. I took a couple of pictures because it's a bit of a different process for making bar cookies.

Bars Fantastic

From Lionhouse: Cookies and Sweets
Yield: 20 bars


3 cupsflour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoonbaking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cupbutter
3/4 cupbrown sugar
1/4 cupsugar
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
1/2 cupwhite chocolate chips
1 cupsemisweet or milk chocolate chips
14caramels, unwrapped, cut into pieces (or 1 cup butterscotch chips, our preference) 
1 cupheath bars chips
1/2 cupnuts, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
Combine dry ingredients. Cream together butter and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Divide dough in half. Spread one portion evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Place a piece of plastic wrap onto work surface. Place the second portion of dough onto the plastic wrap. Cover it with another piece and flatten it with your hands or a rolling pin to the size of the pan. Set aside. 

Sprinkle the various chips onto the dough in the pan. 

Remove the plastic wrap from the top of the dough and place it on top of the chips in the pan. Press down slightly. . 

 If desired, sprinkle nuts on top. Bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool. 

Now, take a bite. Yum. . 
You could switch up the combination of chips to suit your own taste.

What's your favorite mix?

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