Marbled Chocolate Squares

    48 minutes

    For how pretty they are these marbled chocolate squares are very easy to make. They are certain to be a favourite with the kids.

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    Serves: 30 

    • 250g butter
    • 3/4 cup (185g) white sugar
    • 3/4 cup (125g) packed brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:23min  ›  Ready in:48min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin.
    2. In a medium bowl cream butter with brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Sift together the flour and bicarb soda, stir into the creamed mixture.
    3. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 3 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir the chips into the batter to create a marbled effect. Place pan back into the oven and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Cut into squares when cool.

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    My mother made this recipe when I was younger. Its wonderful! The only thing I would like to comment is that you need to wait 10 minutes before you swirl the choc chips. Then cook for another 10-15 minutes for the marble effect to look right. 3 minutes is not long enough.. that's why some people commented that it didn't swirl correctly.  -  04 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I don't know WHAT happened with this recipe - I followed it exactly, and just wound up with a mushy, bubbly mess. I let it bake for as long as I could without burning it, but it was like there was way to much butter (I actually used 1 cup of margarine). Perhaps if I had cut it back to 1/2 cup, or even added an extra cup of flour, it would have turned out. Very disappointing  -  16 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I thought this recipe turned out pretty good. The bars were a hit with my friends. On suggestion from the other reviewers, I used less (only 1/2 cup) of butter. This resulted in a less "bubbly" or "squishy" bar. Unlike other reviewers, I thought 3 minutes was plenty of time for the chocolate chips to melt. My advice is to check on them at 3 minutes. Poke a chip with a butter knife. If it's soft, it should marbleize just fine. If not, give it a little more time - not too much, or the bars will set. Also, I decided to sprinkle a 1/2 cup pecans over the bars after 10 minutes of baking because I like pecans in chocolate chip cookies. Finally, I lightly covered the pan with foil during the last three minutes of cook time because I noticed that the surface of the bars was cooking faster than the center. The bars turned out great. As you can see in the picture I posted, they look pretty too.  -  20 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)