Friday, June 13, 2008

A gooey afternoon snack

While browsing cooking blogs today, I came across these Lunch Lady Bars on Sherri's blog. Being that chocolate chip cookies are my very favorite food I felt inclined to make these. Immediately. I had a half day at work today so I thought I'd whip these up as an afternoon snack for when Joe got home from school. I'm so glad I did. These are nice and thick and soft and gooey....mmmmmm. They are also unique in the fact that they use vegetable oil instead of butter. They mixed up quickly and baked while I was finishing my cleaning. What a great reward for cleaning the house, and a perfect start to the weekend! Thank you, lunch ladies.

Lunch Lady Bars

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup oil
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips/chunks

Preheat oven to 350. Combine dry ingredients. Set aside. In bowl beat together oil and sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Mix in 3/4 c. of chocolate chips. Spread into 9x13 pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 c. chips on top. Bake for 15-25 minutes or until light golden brown.


Sherri said...

They look awesome!! So glad you liked them. The oil really does give them a different texture...but in a good, lunch lady way :)

Carrie said...

These look great. Another dessert saved to my google reader

Robin said...

These look delicious. And please give me pointers on your perfectly cut bars, I always seem to make a mess of bars, or at least have them in different sizes. Drives me nuts!