even though today was the last day of summer vacation for the kiddos, it sure as heck felt like fall. it was cloudy and chilly and the perfect day for baking so today we decided to make little bit o' chocolate bars, which my mom has dubbed wheat germ bars. my mom got the recipe out of some cookbook from the late 70's early 80's with healthy kid friendly recipes. wheat germ bars were a staple for me growing up, i ate them often for breakfast since i loathed milk and refused to eat cereal in the morning. not only are wheat germ bars great for breakfast but they are delicious for dessert too.
one of my favorite sweet treats.
mmm... don't they look delish?
little bit o' chocolate bars
(wheat germ bars)
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup chocolate chips
mix together butter (i like to soften it for a few seconds in the microwave first), brown sugar, vanilla and egg with spatula. add in flour and wheat germ. stir until blended (i like to use my hands)
place in a greased pan and spread with hands, smooth down.
bake at 325 for 25-30min, remove and sprinkle chocolate chips on top, let melt and then spread.
eat up and enjoy!
i would love to know if you try this family favorite of mine or if you've ever had it before...