Chocolate Swoon Bars
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla butter nut extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 12 ounce bag milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 9"x13" baking pan and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder together and
mix well with a fork. Set aside.
If you have a stand mixer, have the metal bowl and paddle attachment ready
to go. If you’re using a hand mixture, get your mixer ready to go. Set up a
metal or glass head proof bowl and have a towel or over mit close by.
In another small bowl, mix the eggs and extract together as so as to break
the yolks. Set aside.
In a medium sized saucepan, over medium heat, combine the brown sugar and butter together, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes very think
and starts to bubble. Once it starts to bubble, continue stirring
constantly, scrapping the sides and bottom of the pan for an additional
three minutes or so. Do not increase the heat. (Note: you’re not looking for
a caramel here, but you want the mixture to almost be to the point where the sugar is dissolved, but not quite).
Remove the pan from the heat and continue to mix by hand for about a minute.
Pour the hot mixture into the metal stand mixer bowl and mix on low speed
for three minutes. Increase the speed to medium and mix for two minutes,
stopping once a minute to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. By
now the mixture should still be warm, but not molten.
Return the speed back to medium and slowly add the egg/extract mixture. Add a little at a time to avoid the egg scrambling. The batter should get very
shiny and turn a pretty shade of light brown. Continue mixing until all the
egg is incorporated. Be sure to scrape down the bottom and sides of the
Add the flour in two batches, mixing until it’s just incorporated. Add the
chocolate chips and mix for about 30 seconds on low until the chocolate is
combined. The chocolate will melt and that’s okay.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes,
until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove it from the oven and scatter a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips on
top. You may need to add more chocolate chips to fill in any bald areas.
Let cool completely and cut into bars.