Chewy Chocolate Chunk Bars

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Bars
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Loaded with chunks of chocolate and sprinkled with nuts, this chewy bar is a crowd pleaser.
15 min
Prep Time
1:40
Total Time
48 bars

Ingredients

Bar

2 cups
firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 teaspoons
vanilla
1/4 teaspoon
almond extract
3 cups
uncooked old-fashioned oats or quick-cooking oats
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
8 (1-ounce) squares
semi-sweet or bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup
chopped pecans or walnuts

Glaze

1/2 (1-ounce) square
semi-sweet or bittersweet baking chocolate
1 (1-ounce) square
white baking chocolate
1 teaspoon
shortening

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine brown sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add oats, flour and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in 8 ounces chopped chocolate and pecans.
  3. Spread batter into ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 24-27 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  4. Microwave 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate and 1/2 teaspoon shortening in bowl on Medium (50% power), stirring occasionally, 1-1 1/2 minutes or until melted. Drizzle over cooled bars. Repeat with white chocolate and remaining shortening.
  5. Cool completely until chocolate is set. Cut into bars.

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Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
160
Cholesterol
25mg
Carbohydrates
19g
Protein
2g
Fat
9g
Sodium
65mg
Dietary Fiber
<1g

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