Thursday, August 23, 2012

Easy Macadamia Chocolate Chip Bars


1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 egg white beaten for the top
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup macadamia nuts chopped
powdered sugar

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Whisk in the egg yolk and almond extract. Add one cup chocolate chips.  Add the flour and cinnamon mix till blended.
Spread the mixture into a 9-inch square baking pan that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray or using parchment paper to line it with.  Lightly beat the egg white and brush it over the top. Bake on the center rack of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees or until lightly browned. Cool.  Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave proof bowl for around 1 minute stir.  Spread the melted chocolate over the top and sprinkle with chopped macadamia nuts. Chill until chocolate is hardened. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Cut and serve.
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