In an effort to make our house smell good on this chilly Good Friday, I asked my hubby what I should bake (and give to our neighbors). He opted for something pretty standard – tollhouse bars. These are a little different. Instead of butter, I used vegetable oil (I assume whatever oil you use would work). I lined the pan with tinfoil and then sprayed it with baking spray, in an effort to keep the edges from browning too much. (This works well with brownies too, to make the edges less brown). I took these put when they seemed undercooked. I think this makes for a softer treat that stays fresher longer. You could sprinkle powdered sugar on top of these immediately after you take them out of the oven. The powdered sugar melts a little into the bars. 😋 You could also frost them after they are completely cool.
- 1 cup oil
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed into measuring cup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbs vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 baking pan with tin foil and spray w baking spray. Combine oil, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in 1 cup chocolate chips. Press evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup chips on top.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
You can frost these once they are completely cool, if you’d like. Cut and store in covered container.