I recently made these tasty little treats for a birthday at work. They were gone by noon, so that's a great sign. I served these with ice cream and hot fudge topping, which was an option that most people passed on. Another good sign. And these cookie bars didn't even have beans in them!
Here's the recipe:
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix the sugar and butter together on medium. Add the eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Add flour, salt, and baking soda slowly before adding the chocolate chips.
Place batter in a greased 9 by 13 inch pan and bake for 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven.