Mexican Chocolate Bars

A festive treat that can be enjoyed on any occasion. These rich, chocolatey bars are topped with cinnamon and walnuts, giving them a soothing aroma and delicate crunch. This recipe yields about 45 bars and can be made in under 30 minutes.

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Mexican Chocolate Bars
  1. 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  2. 1¼ cups sugar
  3. 1⅓ Tablespoon cinnamon
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Unsalted Butter, softened
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 egg, separated
  8. 2 Tablespoons water
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  10. 1 (12-oz.) bag (2 cups) semisweet chocolate pieces
  11. ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly butter a 15" x 10" x ¾" jelly roll pan.

  2. 2

    Combine flour, 1 cup of the sugar, 1 Tablespoon cinnamon and baking powder. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Beat butter, 1 whole egg, egg yolk, water and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients.

  4. 4

    Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

  5. 5

    Beat egg white slightly; brush over mixture in pan. Combine ¼ cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, chocolate pieces and nuts. Sprinkle over top.

  6. 6

    Bake for 20-25 minutes (don’t over bake). Cool. Cut into 2½" x 1" bars.

Source: Challenge Home Economist

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