Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Cooky Book: Teen-Time Chocolate Nut Bars

The Recipe: Teen-Time Chocolate Nut Bars from Betty Crocker's The Cooky Book

The Substitutions: I omitted the nuts to make them school-friendly.

The Verdict: First off, how wacky is the name on this one? Teen-Time? Unfortunately, the Betty Crocker people didn't offer any sort of charming explanation at the beginning of the recipe, making the name a mystery for the ages. I don't know if these would be particularly loved by teens or not, but I will tell you that they were a hit with the under-six set.

These are mixed up in a saucepan, so the chocolate chips get pretty melty before you poor it in the cake pan. I'm not sure if this is intentional or not, but you end up with a swirly, marbly, chocolate butterscotch cake concoction. And cakey it is. They look kind of like brownies, but they're very cakey and delicate. Which makes them kind of messy and I wouldn't advise sticking them in a cookie jar, but they are pretty tasty treats.

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