Naomi’s Chocolate Streusel Bars
This rich chocolate-y dessert often appears at family gatherings when my niece Naomi is in town. It will satisfy the most die-hard chocoholics and even those that aren’t. Now that Naomi is living in Israel, I thought I would try and pick up the slack. It seemed like the perfect ending for the Yom Kippur fast and will go nicely with all the other dairy treats. It can be made ahead of time and is simple to prepare. Thanks for the recipe, Naomi!
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
- 1 egg
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
- 2 cups chocolate chips, divided
- 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Stir together flour, sugar and cocoa in large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg; mix well. Set aside 1½ cups of the mixture. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium microwave-safe bowl, place sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup chocolate chips; stir. Microwave at medium heat 1 to 1½ minutes or until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred; pour over crust. Add nuts and remaining chips to reserved crumb mixture. Sprinkle over top. Bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.