Today’s recipe is a little twist on a family favourite here at our house. These are soft, moist and chewy and just plain yummy. They have been a bake sale favourite for school fundraisers and must-haves at kid birthday parties for years. My mom has been making a version of these squares with coconut in the mix for longer than I can remember. I must have personally eaten thousands of them over the years.
- 1 cup butter
- 1½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¾ cup fine unsweetened coconut optional
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips + 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- An additional 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips + 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Cream butter sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy
Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda (and coconut if you are using it)
Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, folding to combine well.
Fold in the 1/2 cup dark and 1/2 cup white chocolate chips.
Spread in a greased 9 inch square baking pan and bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees F. (325 for glass bake ware)
Remove from oven and while still hot, sprinkle evenly over the top with the additional dark and white chocolate chips. Let stand for 5 minutes, then spread the melted chips evenly over the surface with the back of a spoon or an offset spatula.
Cool thoroughly before cutting into squares or bars.