Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Chango Bars) – Irresistible, chewy, classic cookie bars loaded with chocolate chips and deliciousness! It’s a recipe everyone will be asking for!
If you’re on a diet… cue those Chicago lyrics:
Look away, baby, look away.
If we meet in the kitchen someday,
And I don’t know what to say,
It’s because I’m eating a Chango Bar
But YOU, you can look away, baby, look awaaaaay….
Hayyyy internet friends!! Today is the day I’ve been looking forward to all week – the one where we’re going to talk about these decadent Chango Bars, a.k.a. Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, a.k.a. my kids’ favorite recipe! The one that they make themselves.
While I’m over here chomping on brussels sprouts and edible grass, those two are enjoying chocolate-chips-loaded-bars with a tall glass of ice cold WHOLE MILK!
Sometimes, I really hate adulting…
So, normally, I try to stay away from posting such luxurious desserts up on this blog of mine because, honestly, I almost never eat sugar loaded treats, buuuut there’s always an exception. Like that one time that your kids made those treats and BEGGED you to post the recipe on the world wide web.
Here they are, making a mess while working on their beloved Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars! Ahem. Chango Bars… lucky they are cute because, I really, really hate the cleanup afterwards…
I know I ain’t reinventing the wheel or anything, it’s just blondies loaded with chocolate chips and brown sugar and bla bla bla, but, you guys, they are ah.mayyyyyy.zing!
The recipe comes from a children’s book called, Jalapeno Bagels (GREAT book about diversity!), and that is how my little Ana got her hands on it. Since she read the book, she has probably made these bars about 8 times with a little bit of help from me.
STEP ONE is mine: melting the butter. STEP TWO is also mine: creaming the sugar AND butter. STEP THREE, FOUR and FIVE are all theirs: mixing it all together, folding in the chocolate chips, and pouring it all in the pan.
FINAL STEP: I slide them in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. The end.
Be sure and spoon over a large scoop of vanilla ice cream on top because, well, you can imagine…
Also? It’s almost the weekend and no one counts calories on the weekend. NO ONE!
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TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
- 2 cups light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup walnuts , chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish and set aside.
- Melt the butter.
- In your mixer's bowl, cream brown sugar and eggs until smooth and creamy.
- Add melted butter to the brown sugar mixture; mix just until combined.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix the flour mixture into the brown sugar mixture; mix just until combined. .
- Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Pour mixture into previously prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- Remove from oven and completely cool before cutting.