1/2 cup (125 mL) soft butter
2 cups (500 mL) firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla
1 cup (250 mL) chopped walnuts
1 pkg (175 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in 1 egg at a time. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into brown sugar mixture until smooth. Fold in vanilla, nuts and chocolate chips. Spread in 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) baking pan sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray and lightly floured. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Cut into 24 squares (about 2 inch/5 cm).
Makes 24 squares.
Optional: Frost with Orange Buttercream Frosting or sprinkle with icing sugar, if desired. Decorate frosted squares as Dominoes, or decorate as happy faces by turning each square to look like a diamond. Then, use 2 chocolate chips as eyes and for a mouth, a jelly bean, turned up.
Orange Buttercream Frosting
1/3 cup (75 mL) butter, room temperature
1 ½ cups (375 mL) icing sugar
4 tsp (20 mL) orange juice
In medium bowl, beat butter with electric mixer or wooden spoon until creamy. Gradually add icing sugar and orange juice, alternately, heating until light and fluffy. Makes approximately ¾ cup or 75 mL frosting.
*Optional decorating ideas are not included in the nutrient analysis.
Carbohydrates: 45 g
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 14 g
Sodium: 230 g