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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Bars

Servings: 50 bars
A rich flavored dessert bar infused with chocolate and hazelnuts, but yet so simple to make! This makes a great afternoon-tea snack. Chill in refrigerator overnight in an airtight container for an even better taste and texture!!

1 cup (2 sticks/8 oz/226g) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Line a 17 x 11-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and granulated and brown sugars. Beat in eggs, one at a time; beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; blend into butter mixture. Stir in nuts, milk chocolate chips and semisweet chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

3. Using a spatula, spread dough evenly in prepared pan. Bake in centre of 375 degree F (190 C) oven until golden brown and still slightly soft in centre, 18-20 minutes. Let cool slightly in pan on rack; cut into bars while warm. Let cool completely before removing from pan.

Makes 50 bars.

This recipe can be divided in half to make a smaller (25 bars) portion.

Nutritional Information:
Per bar: about 139 cal, 2g protein, 8g total fat, 15g carb)

Source: Canadian Living
Submitted By: Jen
Date: November 13, 2004