Monday, September 27, 2010

Nutella Chocolate Chip Bars And Finally Dexter Season 5



 
These pack well for lunches, great for traveling and for mailing to someone you love! A chocolate lovers dream bar!


Jenni, Curt and Chad, really did try to keep  DJ Tony Tone from eating all of them, but he even found the extra  stash!





Just add the nutella to the top, slather on as much as you like!







These are great  frozen with ice cream in the center of two and you'll have instant dessert for company,!




Every Sunday night is Dexter night in our house, we are all huge fans! Everyone piles in around 6pm and we sit watching reruns until the new season starts and you guessed it, it's this week, 1st episode  of season 5, it comes on at 9pm. Amazing how addicted everyone in our family is, in anticipation to watching this series. Michael C Hall, never ceases to amaze us on each new story line.  So each week of course I cook a new dinner, which usually consists of an array of appetizers, this week its Traditional Sunday Sauce  with ravioli and this new chocolate chip bar dessert. We have one special guest DJ Tony Tone tonight, that is absolutely addicted to Chocolate more than  watching Dexter, he will probably skip dinner and eat them all before anyone notices they are all gone! That's ok, shush..... he doesn't know I made a double batch!


Recipe:
1 stick softened butter
1/2 c light brown sugar
1/2 c regular white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
 2 tsp Hazelnut liqueur Frangelico
Beat the above ingredients until fluffy.


Add:
2 eggs
In another bowl, combine:
 2 1/4 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
 
1 cup chopped chocolate bar or chunks
optional 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

Mix all  dry together until well incorporated  and add to the butter mixture, then stir in 1 cup of a  dark chocolate bar cut up into the batter. ( you would add the nuts at this point) *Press the batter into the butter parchment lined pan as directed below, dough is very thick. Before going into the oven add to the top 1/2 cup Nutella swirled over the top and 1/4 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips .
 
*Pat down into a jelly roll pan buttered  and lined  with parchment paper.
Bake at 375 for 11 minutes. Do not over bake, they will dry out.

 Cool completely before slicing into bars.
 

So, the end of a great first episode, it went by way to fast, hope you have a chance to get addicted to these Nutella Chocolate Chip Bars... and Dexter....we have all four seasons.....can't wait to see what Dexter's up to this season 5~


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