Chocolate Chip Crumb Bars
Recipe type: Brunch, Dessert
 
These bars look better when baked in a square muffin pan. They can also be made in a round muffin pan, or a loaf pan.
Ingredients
  • CAKE BATTER
  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • ¼ cup cake flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon greek yogurt (I used 0% fat)
  • ⅔ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • CRUMB TOPPING
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup butter
  • EXTRA TOPPING
  • ½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°. Lightly grease and flour a 9x4" loaf pan, or 12 round or square muffin cups.
  2. CRUMB TOPPING
  3. In a medium bowl mix together flour, sugar and nuts, add butter and mix until it becomes coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  4. CAKE BATTER
  5. In a medium bowl whisk together flours, baking powder and baking soda.
  6. In a small bowl toss together chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of whisked flour mixture. Set aside.
  7. In a medium bowl cream butter till creamy about 3 minutes, add sugar and beat well, add egg and beat for 30 seconds then beat in vanilla.
  8. Add the flour and greek yogurt alternatively, starting and ending with flour to the creamed mixture (3x flour and 2x yogurt). Scrape down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  9. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  10. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan (or muffin pan), smooth the top. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly on top of the cake(s).
  11. Bake the loaf size pan for 50-60 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean. Bake the cupcake sized pans about 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  12. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with ½ cup unsweetened chocolate chips. Let cool completely before serving. Enjoy!
Recipe by United Riverside Congregational Church of Lawrence, Massachusetts at http://unitedriversidechurch.org/recipes/