Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars
Macadamia nuts, chocolate chips and a tender crust are what make these layered bars stand out from the rest.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
2 large eggs, beaten
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 teaspoons maple extract
2 cups macadamia nuts, chopped
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in 1 beaten egg and press into the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk, 1 egg, and maple extract until blended. Stir in chopped macadamia nuts. Sprinkle semisweet chocolate chips over the baked crust. Top with the nut mixture and bake an additional 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool then cut into squares.
Makes 24 bars.