Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup golden brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnut pieces
1 to 2 cups mini-marshmallows
3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes, toasted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add the eggs and beat well. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and mix to incorporate. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Pour into an ungreased 9 by 13-inch baking dish, spreading the dough into the corners as necessary and bake until puffed and golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes in the dish. Pour the Chocolate Icing over cooked chocolate chip cookies. Sprinkle with marshmallows and coconut and let sit until firm, about 1 hour. Cut into squares and serve.

Chocolate Icing:
1/2 pound semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons dark corn syrup, plus more to taste

In a large bowl, place the chocolate and set aside.
In a small saucepan, whisk together the cream and corn syrup and bring to a boil. Pour the cream mixture into the bowl of chocolate and immediately whisk together until smooth.

No comments: