This simple recipe requires no eggs and can be prepared as a last minute dessert, hostess gift or party treat. Shortcut: Chocolate chips and condensed milk can be microwaved for 2 minutes instead of cooked on the stovetop.
- 1 cup ( 2 sticks ) butter, softened
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 2 cups ( 12-ounce package ) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- 1 ¼ cups ( 14-ounce can ) condensed milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Beat butter in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in flour, sugar and salt until crumbly. With floured fingers, press 2 cups crumb mixture onto bottom of greased 13x9x2-inch pan; reserve remaining mixture. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Warm 1 ½ cups chips and condensed milk in a saucepan over low heat until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Spread over crust.
Stir remaining chips and walnuts into reserved crumb mixture ; sprinkle over chocolate mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Makes 2 ½ dozen bars.