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.

7 comments:

My Little Space said...

What a delicious bar you have here, Claudia! I hope you're enjoying your day as well. Do take care.
Blessings
Kristy

Lizzy Do said...

Oh, these look irresistible! And I love that you used almond extract...such a nice twist :) Thanks for your help with the SPAM...I may be trying that over the weekend to see if it helps!

Cucina49 said...

Ooh, my sweet tooth is acting up just looking at these. Macadamias and chocolate--totally decadent and delicious!

Ashley said...

These look delicious. I love macadamias!

Vicki Bensinger said...

So glad to see you are accepting comments again. These look delicious - I love macadamia nuts. Glad to have you back.

Amelia said...

Hi, your chocolate chip bars look really good. Love the texture and combination of macadamia nuts and chocolate chips.

Have a nice week ahead.

Catherine said...

Oh, dear Claudia, This looks sooo good. I would love a piece with a good cup of coffee. Blessings dear. Catherine xoxo