Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are loaded with chocolate, marshmallow, and puffed rice cereal for added texture. I love cookie bars because they bake all at once rather than constantly rotating batches in and out of your oven. These are delicious and so easy.
Do you pull tarot cards? I pull at least one card a day from various decks as a way to dig deeper into my own mind and to stay open to the energy around me. For some reason, I keep pulling The Fool. I think it's come up in various decks at least once a week, if not more, for the past month. It's exciting and scary all at once.
The fool stands at the edge of a cliff, enthusiastic, perhaps naively, about the adventure upon which he is about to embark. Of course, if he takes one step in the wrong direction, he'll plummet to his death (unless he can fly), but he doesn't seem bothered by this at all. I love the energy of this card. I feel like I'm right on the edge of something big. I'm so ready for a new adventure.
What makes Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars so awesome?
If I wanted to take a treat on my journey, I'd definitely take these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. My husband completely lacked all control around these babies. He ate about five bars in the first few hours after these photos were taken. I love these cookie bars because they have all the buttery goodness of a chocolate chip cookie and all the chewy sweetness of a rice krispy treat.
They're also great for bringing to a party or picnic. They're much easier for the baker since they bake all at once rather than endless scooping and baking of batch after batch of traditional cookies. And they are a bit sturdier, so they don't fall apart as easily. They'll be a crowd pleaser for kids and adults. I wish I had some right now.
How to make Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
We start with a pretty basic chocolate chip cookie method. Cream together butter and two kinds of sugar with an electric mixer, then add egg and vanilla. Next, slowly mix in your dry ingredients, the usual suspects. Next, we fold in plenty of chocolate. I used a mix of chocolate chips and a chocolate bar that I roughly bashed and broke up with my hands. Then finally, gently fold through some marshmallow fluff and crisp rice cereal. Just try to evenly distribute it, but don't worry about incorporating the marshmallow. Streaks are delicious.
The big difference happens in the baking. All we have to do is scoop the whole batch of dough into a 9x13 inch baking pan and spread it evenly, then bake for about 30 minutes. The sad part is that you really should let it cool completely before cutting into squares and stuffing them in your face. Scroll down for the recipe card.
The best answer for this is whatever you have in your pantry. You just want about a cup of chocolate bits, so if that's a mix of dark and milk chocolate chips or chunks or chopped chocolate from a bar, it's all good.
Make it magical
Being a staple grain throughout much of Asia and beyond, rice definitely has spiritual significance. It's a symbol of fertility and abundance, which is why we used to throw it at weddings. Rice also has protective and cleansing properties. If you need to remove negative energy from a magical tool, try burying it in rice. This grain is ruled by the sun and associated with the elements of earth and air. Call in its fertile male energy to draw financial prosperity into your life. (Source: Rachel Patterson)
Life is one adventure after another, kids. Make sure you bring some Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with you along the way. It's gonna be awesome.Print
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are loaded with chocolate, marshmallow, and puffed rice cereal for added texture.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 18 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1-½ sticks (6 ounces) butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ¾ cup marshmallow fluff
- ½ cup crisp rice cereal
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C) and butter and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a small mixing bowl and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Turn your mixer all the way down to low and slowly mix in the flour mixture.
- Step away from the electric mixer and get out your spatula to fold in the chocolate chips, then the marshmallow fluff, and finally the cereal. You want to see a ribbon of marshmallow, so don't worry about incorporating it completely. You also don't want your cereal to be smashed, so work gently.
- Press your dough into your waiting pan and spread as evenly as possible. Bake for about 30 minutes. The top will be golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
Keywords: Chocolate, Cookie Bars
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