White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

I’ve got a great bar recipe that is sure to please anyone! I think everyone enjoys the white chocolate and macadamia nut combination. It’s almost as great as peanut butter and chocolate.

I made these to send to Jesse for Round 17 of Operation Baking Gals. One of his favorite cookies is a white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies. I wanted to take that flavor combo and make it in a bar format since I was short on time.

I hit the internet and found this recipe. It’s great. I like to sprinkle the mixins on top of the bars because it adds some texture and really makes the flavor of the mixins pop. I think I’ll be doing it from now on for any brownies or bars that have mixins.

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

Yield: ~48

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, divided
1 cup white chocolate chips, divided
1 tsp shortening

Directions:

Heat oven to 375. Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Heat butter and brown sugar in 3-quart saucepan over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted; remove from heat.

Beat vanilla and eggs into sugar mixture with electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in flour and baking powder on low speed. Stir in half of the nuts and white chocolate chips. Pour into pan. Sprinkle with remaining nuts and white chocolate chips.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set. Cool about 30 minutes. Cool before cutting.

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker

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2 Responses to “New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Jelli Bean — November 24, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    These look perfectly delicious! I’ve never tried Alton’s recipe or this one, but I certainly do believe it’s high time I did. Ever since encountering a recipe that called for the 24 chill, I always do it, no matter what the recipe, and the cookies turn out great. Thanks for sharing.

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    nutmegnanny — November 25, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Wow I love the sprinkling of salt on top. I have never heard of that before. I gotta agree about AB’s recipe…he rocks! I’m still bummed I didn’t win the AB book giveaway on your site…haha.

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