Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dalmation Bars

I haven't made these in a long time, but the original recipe was from Family Circle Magazine. If you don't want to use nuts-and you can use walnuts or other nuts in place of the macadamia nuts-- you can add dark chocolate chips or broken pieces of chocolate in their place.

These bar cookies are named for Dalmatians because they have 'spots', but don't be fooled. These are definitely not for dogs. No chocolate for dogs. Chocolate is very bad for dogs.

Dalmatian Bars

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup sweet butter
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1-3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons Madagascar vanilla
3 1/2 ounces Macadamia nuts
1-1/2 cups mini white chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. (you're making bars)
Melt unsweetened chocolate and butter in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir 'til smooth.
Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl.
Beat sugar, eggs, and chocolate mixture in medium-size bowl.
Mix in vanilla, then flour mixture until combined.
Stir in macadamia nuts and half of white chocolate chips.
Spread evenly in prepared pan.
Sprinkle remaining white chocolate chips on top.
Bake in 350 degree F. oven 20 to 25 minutes or until firm and chocolate chips are tan.
Cool in pan.
Cut into bars.


Julianas said...

Oh! These bars sure sounds yummie, chocolate and macadamia :-)

Personalized Chocolate Gifts said...

not only sweet but cute like the dalmatian dogs... ;)