My 8 year old daughter made these with a little help from me. This is her review. Not too hard, nor too soft, just right. Nice and chocolatey. She'll be baking them again.
Chocolate Chip Bars
A bar version of the classic cookie, these slightly chewy chocolate-chip confections are a delight.
5 Reviews for Chocolate Chip Bars
I lightened this recipe by replacing butter with fat free yogurt, half the flour with whole wheat flour, the egg with egg whites. I needed a recipe that was easy to make and could be cut into small pieces for a fraction lesson. I hope it is a lesson my students will never forget. I can also sneak in a healthy eating lesson while I am at it. Great head fake.
These were really good, but I don't think they're that healthy. I used all whole wheat flour and next time I will definately cut back on the sugar. I loved that they did not have a lot of butter though!
I WILL be baking these again and agian, and again... They have a very rich, buttery flavor that tastes high-calorie, but isn't. I didn't have any all-purpose flour, so I had to use whole-wheat and they turned out just fine. Also, I used fat-free cream cheese in place of the reduced-fat kind, and Brummel & Brown spread instead of butter to shave calories. I swapped sugar for Splenda, once, to cut even MORE calories so my dad could have a sweet alternative to the fatty treats that his co-workers sometimes bring to his office. He FLIPPED for them! Eating Well, you have a real home run on your hands. Just make sure to watch them like a hawk if you have to bake them in a 9"x13" baking pan; I let my first batch get overdone and the edges turned out too hard.
I've never made cookie bars before, but I thought these turned out pretty well. I am most pleased with how small the amount of butter is in the whole recipe - my biggest concern when making cookies. They are definitely pretty chewy, so take note of that. Also, I took them out after 25 minutes like the recipe says and they weren't done. I added on another 5 and they came out nice. They definitely satisfy a chocolate fix with not a whole lot of fat. I will make these again.