Chewy Gold Chocolate Chip Bars

30 bars
by Tenina Holder

I do love a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie. This is not that recipe! However you will find it super quick, the batch will feed a decent crowd of hungry peeps and if you work it out, they are not that bad on the sugar content across the vast quantity that it makes! So get cracking. You can be eating this in a few hours, though I have to say I preferred them the next day. DON'T over bake. They are better when slightly under done. They solidify on cooling.

I have of course used my fave Callebaut chocolate callets of which I have a vast supply, and more specifically the GOLD callets, which if you are an Insider, you can win a massive bag of during July 2018. If you are not an Insider, get with the program kids. You will love it!

Enjoy!

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Need

Do

1  

Preheat oven to 170°C and butter a large (25 x 45cm) Swiss/jelly roll tin.

2  

Place butter, sugar, maple syrup, salt and vanilla into TM bowl and blend 30 sec/speed 6. Insert Butterfly. Whip 1 min/speed 4. Remove Butterfly.

3  

Add eggs and baking powder and blend 30 sec/speed 8. Scrape down sides of bowl.

4  

Add the flour and blend 10 sec/speed 8.

5  

Add chocolate and nuts and blend 5 sec/speed 8. Use your spat-ooh-lah-lah to combine the rest.

6  

Spread into prepared pan and bake 15 minutes. Depending on your oven, add a further 5 minutes. Until golden and just set in the centre. You are going for slightly undercooked. They will continue to cook out of the oven.

7  

Remove and cool. They will improve on standing. I found they were better the next day.

8  

NOW to the chewy part...I have tried to reduce the sugar in this bar slightly. But you will find that the more sugar you add the chewier the bars become. So the lowest level I recommend is the 350g mark, the upper mark being 450g. Experiment. I find the 350g chewy enough the next day. But not straight out of the oven. Also, using a dark pan vs a light coloured pan will result in different cooking times. Darker the pan, faster they will cook.

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