I made these bars last week when we had some friends over, and I still can’t get them out of my head (ask my husband, I’ve wanted to make them again every day this week). The chocolate is so rich and creamy, and the cookie dough has an almost nutty quality when paired with the jam. Simply put, these are little bites of chocolate heaven, and they are SO easy to throw together. Try them as soon as possible!
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups chocolate chips, divided
- 1 can (14 oz) condensed milk
- 3/4 cup jam or jelly of your choice (I used black raspberry)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 12×8″ pan. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and vanilla until smooth. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and sugar.
Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Press 2/3 of the cookie dough mixture into the pan, reserving the remaining third. Bake about 10 minutes or until the crust turns light brown.
In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt half of the chocolate with the condensed milk. Once the crust has cooled for a bit, spread the jam over it. Then, pour the chocolate mixture over the jam.
Sprinkle the remaining cookie dough over the top, and then sprinkle with the other half of the chocolate chips.
Bake about 25 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.