There is nothing special about this recipe but that is what makes it so special, it doesn’t have to try hard to be great, it just is.
Really delicious. I used real unsalted butter. I also used a 10 ounce package of Nestle's chocolate and carmel swirls and substituted pecans for the walnuts. I also made a pan with the same swirls and substituted coconut for the nuts for my allergic husband. They are really good. Just a couple of suggestions; You need to line your pan with foil that overlaps the edges, so that you can just lift it out once it has cooled. Also grease your foil. The cooktime is way off. 18-20 minutes max on these bars and they are chewy and rich. I just love them. - 26 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I've made this recipe twice. Both times I used butter instead of shortening. I prefer the richness of the flavor of butter. Next time though, I'm going to cut back on the quantity of chocolate chips. The two cups, kind of dominate the nice flavor of the butter and brown sugar. These are a huge family favorite on the 4th of July. Thank you. - 08 Jul 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I really wanted to like this recipe, I was hoping to add it to my catering menu. It was easy to make and only took a few minutes, but I didn't care for the final product. When I read that they were chewy I was expecting the texture of a fresh baked Toll House cookie, but that isn't the case. These are chewy the way caramel is chewy. The taste wasn't bad, just not what I was hoping for. To sum it up, my expert cookie tasters (my kids) didn't even ask for seconds. - 25 May 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)