Will’s Swirly Bars

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Will's Swirly Bars

Course Dessert
Keyword Chocolate


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c. Equal Exchange Organic Chocolate Chips Semisweet, Bittersweet or a mixture of both
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1/2 c. dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda dissolve with 1 tsp hot water
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1-1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter and flour 8×8 in pan.
  2. Cream the butter, white sugar, and dark brown sugar. Add the egg and mix again. Add baking soda (dissolve with 1 tsp hot water), pure vanilla extract, and kosher salt. Beat 1-2 minutes until creamy and fluffy. Add the flour and mix until incorporated.
  3. Spread mixture in prepared 8×8 pan until even. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the spread mixture.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes to melt the chips. Remove from oven and using a butter knife "swirl" the chocolate throughout the batter (go up, down and then across). Return to oven and bake for an additional 16-17 minutes. Bars will still look a little soft when you remove them, don't overbake!
  5. This recipe may be easily doubled and put in a 9×13 pan, as well. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe submitted by Debra and Will Schreiber, Mill Valley, California