Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Quick Chocolate Bars

This is one of my favorite fast to fix chocolate recipes. Most of you may have it, but I thought that I would share it. It is great for church pot-lucks, Afterglow and youth group meetings. And something that can be whipped up fairly fast when you are in a hurry or swamped with the million other things that you need to do.

Chocolate Nut Bars

1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted

1 14 oz. can Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup chopped nuts --walnuts or pecans

Set oven 350 degrees. Mix crumbs and butter and press into bottom of 9x13 in pan. Bake 8 minutes. In small pan, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Spread chocolate mixture over baked crust. Top with remaining chocolate chips and cup of nuts. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Cool. Chill if desired. Cut into bars. Store loosely covered at room temperature. Enjoy!


  1. Not I. I've never seen this recipe. Thank you! I'm gonna' print it out right now.

    I myself can't eat Chocolate any more but have plenty of family members who still can. :-)

    Now a question... that is a dark pyrex/glass pan yes? But it is glass. Do you usually prefer glass or metal pans, for baking? I recently wondered if my clear pyrex one, wasn't working as well as a metal one.

    Please and thank you.


  2. Hi Mari-Nanci! I usually bake in metal pans, but the 'finish' started coming off of them and I didn't like that. I hope to invest in some stainless steel ones soon. The only problem I have with the glass is that I think it heats up a little hotter than the metal, so sometimes I reduce the oven temp by 25 degrees. Also, if you can't eat chocolate, you can substitue butterscotch or peanut butter chips in this recipe.

  3. Thank you for the reply. And now I can see that I too was getting toooo much heat on the bottom and sides. But middle not done soon enough, as it were.

    Thank you for your whole answer.

    And thanks for the idea of substituting other chips! Yess I could. :-)

    Glad you don't mind my popping in here so much. :-) I do tend to rattle on. :-)


  4. Me again!!! Eeeek! :-)

    Forgot to mention Gladys Taber. Wondering how many of her books you've been able to find and read? I've managed to collect 15, over the years. And she did more {on doggies} which I don't have. And fiction too, I think.

    I suppose we should move this to e-mail hu? if you care to write.


  5. I've never had any but they sound Wonderful!!
    PS...I'm trying to build an email address book so I can respond to comments...could you send me a short email to!!

  6. OKAY!! I have seen so many postings of chocolate!!!! :( you are all torturing me!! I gave up chocolate for Lent. -Just kidding.

    I will though copy and make after Lent.

    Take care,

  7. I love chocolate! I can't wait to try it!

  8. I've never had it either? Looks great, thanks for sharing it. Keep safe as we are under a tornado warning this morning, your in my prayers!

  9. Yum, Yum, Yum! This is one of my all-time favorite desserts. Gosh they are good. Love that heritage looking photo behind the chocolate bars.

  10. Rosemary, that picture is just so sweet!! They sound like the magic cookie bars I make at Christmas time. I don't know why I only make them then, because you are absolutely right, they make a great and easy pot luck dish!