Chocochip cookie bars with condensed milk

When I was young, my mom used to smear sweetened condensed milk on toast for me to eat. Yum. It’s no wonder I have such a sweet tooth.

I made these after I had a 24 hour trauma call during my surgery rotation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 & 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips (or regular is fine too!)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (4.4 ounce) large Hershey bar (I used the special dark chocolate!)

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and stir often, cooking about 6 minutes until the color changes to brown. Remove from heat immediately after color change to prevent burning. Let it sit to cool for 5 minutes. Then, pour browned butter into a bowl and add both sugars. In another bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and salt.

Return to the butter/sugar mixture and add eggs (one at a time), mixing completely. Stir in vanilla extract. Combine wet & dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Prepare a 9×13 baking pan and press half the cookie dough into the pan. Pour all the sweetened condensed milk on top. Then break up the Hershey’s bar and drop pieces over top. Press the remaining cookie dough on top. You will have to use your hands to flatten it. Refrigerate pan for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350*F. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Cool before slicing into bars.

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These are probably on the sweeter side but worth it.

 

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