One day last week, while visiting my parents’ home with the kids, a serious sugar-craving came over me. Of course, I didn’t meet much resistance from my parents or the kids, so, I started raiding the cabinets for ingredients.
I found everything I needed to make these quick and easy brown sugar brownie bars!
Brown Sugar Brownie Bars
I will tell you, these brown sugar brownie bars are not tooth-achingly sweet, and that’s sort of what I loved about them.
The flavor of the brownie (which is really sort of the consistency of a soft cookie), is sweet but not overpowering. The addition of the chocolate chips really up the sweet-factor just the right amount.
I found the original recipe, for brown sugar brownies, on AllRecipes.com.
Some of the reviews suggested using melted butter since the batter tends to be very thick. I utilized this tip, and found that the batter spread into the pan pretty easily.
Overall, these brown sugar brownie bars hit the spot. They tasted especially delicious warm! I actually only sprinkled chocolate chips on the top of the bars, because I had just a small amount on hand, but, I would suggest mixing a full cup into the batter.
Oh, and if you love cookie bars, you’ll want to check out this amazing recipe for cake mix cookie bars while you’re at it, too!
- 1 1/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 9 inch pan.
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In large bowl, beat together melted butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Add flour mixture gradually, then stir in chocolate chips. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool slightly. While still warm, cut into bars with a sharp knife.