Chocolate cookie base, fudge and 2 cups of chocolate chips – these over the top chocolate chip bars are a chocolate lover dream come true!
I have admitted before and I’m going to say it again. I’m addicted to chocolate, clearly visible by my pants size. I have to have some every day. Some people drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day. Some drink a glass or two of wine. Some run. I eat chocolate.
And not only are my cabinets overflowing with all types of chocolate chips, bars or candy but i also have a problem with chocolate cookbooks. I buy them because they are about chocolate and I‘m pretty sure I find at least one recipe to make the book worth it.
And since it’s confesing time I have to add I have bought books that were so poorly written I had been seriously thinking of going back to the store to return them. And not just minor typos, but in some No-bake chocolate treats the directions started with Heat the oven to 350F. OK. That only happened in one cookbook.
Leaving that one book aside, I have taken so many ideas from the chocolate cookbooks I’m pretty sure I need another lifetime to bake everything I have put a sticky note on.
These chocolate bars, for example, come from a trusted cookbook. Hershey’s Chocolate Cookbook
Leaving aside that I have a love affair with Hershey’s kisses, I love Hershey’s recipes. I haven’t found one that didn’t turn out great!
I have made these bars a couple of weeks ago for this new group of bloggers I just joined: The Leftovers Club <— click for details
In the original recipe the fudge layer was made only of two ingredients : melted chocolate and condensed milk. Knowing that these bars need to travel for a few days I wanted to make sure they don’t arrive at the destination a complete messy disaster so I mixed the melted chocolate and milk with some reserved cookie dough.
The fudge layer turned into a chewy rich chocolate layer when baked and the chocolate chips on top added a slightly crunchy texture to the bars. I can’t say how the original recipe turns but these were so good I had a hard time taking them to the post office to send some of them to my friend Laura at The Spiced Life
Cookie base, rich fudgy chocolate layer and topped with chocolate chips - these decadent bars are a chocolate lover dream come true!
- 1 3/4 cup (210 grams) all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 can (14 oz) condensed milk
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Heat the oven to 350F. Line a 13X9" baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a food processor add the flour, cocoa, sugar, butter and egg. Pulse for about 2 minutes or until the mixture resemble coarse crumbs. Take the cookie dough out, reserve 3/4 cup and press the remaining cookie dough on the bottom of the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt 1 cup of dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl and mix it with the condensed milk and reserved cookie dough.
- Gently spread the chocolate mixture over the partially baked cookie base and sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips.
- Bake for further 25 minutes.
- Leave to cool completely before removing from the pan.
- Cut into bars and enjoy!
recipe adapted from Hershey's Chocolate Cookbook
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