Chocolate River Bars

Chocolate River Bars

1 stick butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp almond extract
1-1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Mix butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg and
almond extract and beat well. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, soda, and
salt. Mix into butter mixture, beating well.

Spread batter into greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips
evenly over top of batter. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 2 minutes, just
until chocolate softens.

With a table knife, swirl the melted chocolate pieces into the batter. Return
the pan to the oven and bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden. Cool.

Cut into 32 bars.