What do you do when you’ve changed a recipe so much that the original name no longer makes sense?
Well, naturally, if you’re the Shiputzim family, you hold a contest to come up with an appropriate alternate appellation. (Try saying that five times fast…)
For instance, when I took the almonds out of a recipe called Almond Chocolate Cookie Bars and replaced them with colored sprinkles, we all submitted our favorite suggestions and then took a vote.
Generic yet to the point, the name tends to elicit a few raised eyebrows from our guests, but, hey, it works for us…
Loosely adapted from the “Hershey’s Homemade” (1991) cookbook
- 2/3 cup oil (i.e. 200 grams margarine במקור)
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 package chocolate chips
- Colored sprinkles (or very coarsely chopped nuts)
Beat oil and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Mix in flour. Press batter into greased or baking-paper-lined 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool for five minutes.
Pour chocolate chips over crust. As the chocolate melts, use a spatula to spread over the entire crust. Decorate with sprinkles. Cut into bars while still warm, and then leave them to cool (and the chocolate to harden) in the pan.
!שבת שלום ומבורך