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Chocolate Cookie Bars

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Dec 9, 2016

Chocolate Cookie Bars
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 08 m
  • TOTAL
  • 23 m

These chocolate bars include three layers: a crispy cookie, creamy caramel and heavenly chocolate. They may sound complicated to make, but they actually take less than 30 minutes. Not a fan of caramel? Feel free to swap it out for your favorite nut butter.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 36

  • 3 cups Flour, All Purpose
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder, Aluminum-Free
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Baking Chips, Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Mini
  • 1/2 cup Soy Milk Lowfat Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Sweet Dreams Brown Rice Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Barley Malt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

DIRECTIONS

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2 Place flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl and mix.
3 Place the oil, 1/3 cup of maple syrup 1/3 cup of rice syrup and vanilla in another mixing bowl and mix well.
4 Mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients to form a dough.
5 Roll out the dough between sheets of wax paper to ¼” – ½” thick.
6 Cut the dough into rectangles and place on parchment-lined baking sheets.
7 Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
8 Combine the ½ cup brown rice syrup with ½ cup honey and ½ cup soy milk in a pan and stir. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat.
9 Simmer for 15 minutes or until mixture has thickened. Turn off the heat and add part of the lemon juice to make a caramel sauce. If it is too thick, add a little more lemon so it stays soft and doesn’t turn into candy.
10 Top each cookie with the caramel.
11 Melt the chocolate chips and top the caramel with the chocolate.
12 PC: Susan Marque