Chocolate Walnut Crumb Bars

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups (12 oz package) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1¼ cups (14 oz can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Beat butter in a large mixing bowl till creamy.
  2. Beat in flour, sugar, and salt until crumbly.
  3. With floured fingers, press 2 cups crumb mixture onto bottom of a greased 13x9 baking pan.
  4. Reserve remaining mixture.
  5. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till edges are browned.
  6. Warm 1½ cups chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in small saucepan over low heat, stirring till smooth.
  7. Stir in vanilla.
  8. Spread over hot crust.
  9. Stir walnuts and remaining chocolate chips into reserved crumb mixture.
  10. Sprinkle crumb mixture over chocolate filling.
  11. Bake in 350°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till center is set.
  12. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  13. Cut into bars.

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