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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (for Passover)


Happy Passover, and happy birthday to my dad!

Since I invented this recipe for Passover about a dozen years ago, they've been a favorite of Adam's.  The original isn't very healthy, using 2 full cups of brown sugar, but several of my attempts at making them with substitutions failed.  The recipe I posted last year is the original, but the photo is actually of the ones using coconut sugar, which ended up too crumbly.  This year, I finally mastered it!  Just a very small change in proportions and they turned out perfectly: sweet, caramel-y, crispy, chewy and amazing.

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (for Passover)

2 large eggs
4 tbls egg whites (or whites of 2 large eggs)
2 cups coconut sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat matzo meal
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Whisk together eggs, sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.  Scrape batter into greased 8x8 square pan and bake at 350F for 22 minutes.  Let cool and then cut into squares.  Makes 16 cookie bars.