Monday, March 15, 2010

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Heath Bars

Sorry, I have been MIA. I have a good excuse. My computer CRASHED!!! This is the second time. This time I lost my hard drive which included all my pictures. :(((

I still have the hard drive, but I have to find a Data Specialist to remove all the information. I am a little bummed. All of the girls baby pictures are on that hard drive!

I have my computer. Finally. (Minus the photos)

I also had an amazing trip to the Gulf Coast this week with my husband and kiddos. We had a blast. Now, it is back to reality. (I will post a few pics at the bottom.) I returned home on Sunday and Alex was back in school on Monday. I had to make her cookies. I feel bad if she does not have a great treat in her lunch...I know. I know.I love to spoil my babies.

Anyway, this is what I came up with. A Miranda Original:

3/4 cp. unsalted butter
1 cp. brown sugar
1/2 cp. sugar
1 TB vanilla
2 Eggs

2 cps. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
pinch salt

2 cps Chocolate chips
1 cp. Heath crunch


1. In a small sauce pan brown the butter slowly. When the butter is brown and has a nutty smell then remove it from the burner. Add the sugars and vanilla. When the brown butter is cool add the eggs.

2. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt.

3. Add the flour mixture to the brown butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips.

4. Add to a 8x10 pan that has parchment paper. Then top with the heath .

5. Bake on 350 for about 45 minutes. I used a stone, so it may have taken longer because of that. When it is a light brown on top and firm to touch.

Here is some of my favorite pics of the beach:

Bailey walking the beach with me. It was a cloudy week with lots of crazy wind.

My Alexandra on the beach with sand in her hair.

Alexandra on our way home from Destin Beach.

Bailey Leland striking a pose on our mini vacation.

Enjoy your day and eat lots of yummy food!


  1. Well, the Miranda original looks totally delectable and inviting. And those little girls are treasures. I know you're enjoying this time with them!

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your computer. I've had that happen to me before. Not fun at all.

    Fantastic bars! These are the perfect little afternoon snack. Though, I don't think I can just stick to the afternoon.

  3. First of all, I'm sorry about your computer. I pray to the god, not to let this thing happen to me! hehe... Secondly, thank you so much for stopping by my blog earlier and nice to meet you. You've such a lovely blog here and I love your girls. Those photos are stunning. Btw, I love the shirt/sweater Bailey is wearing on the beach.... so cute & bright! Finally, I think your chocolate bars are fantastic. I'm saving it up to my list-to-do!
    Have a nice day!
    Cheers, Kristy

  4. Ooops, I'm sorry! Oh, it's, Miranda! Ya, I remember you. It's been a while, isn't it? At first, I was thinking this Miranda sounds so familiar and can't figure out which Miranda! Finally, thank god! haha... Hope you're don't mine.
    Cheers, Kristy

  5. Wonderful photos.

    Great yummy treats!

    As for computers, crashes, freeze ups... they do so much but can be UNBELIEVABLY annoying and inconvenient.
    Glad you're up and running again.

  6. beautiful bars and such cute kids - a perfect post ...Destin is about 3 hours away and yep, it was very windy on this coast last week too - hope you share more memories soon...

  7. Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are like me, like cooking and baking, and you have a lot of lovely recipe, I will come here more often to check what you baking and cooking. Your kids are adorable, lucky you!

  8. Miranda, Thank you for visiting my blog, it's nice to meet you. You should be easy to remember, yes my daughter is Maranda! I am loving your blog! Your daughters are adorable, what great photos! Sorry to hear about your computer.

    These bars look fantastic! My favorite cookies are bars. I'll be back!

  9. Your children look absolutely darling, and so do those cookies! Hand one over to your favourite housewife daaaaaaahling.
    *kisses* HH

  10. These heath bars look to be right up my alley! I cannot wait to try them :) Of course, I'm the sweet fiend in the house, so I may have to ship them off to work in fear of devouring the pan.

    Such adorable kids... I love that innocent age and the expressions. Gorgeous

  11. Miranda, thanks for the visit to my blog! I can tell I will enjoy following yours.

    Sorry about your computer problems, that is just too frustrating! Your bars look delicious and your kids are so cute. Great pics!!

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog. Those choc chip bars look so tempting and you've adorable kids!

  13. Sorry about your computer and THANKS for the yummy bar recipe. You know me and bars! BFFs

    Your babygirls are seriuos cuties!

  14. Adorable girls!!
    And fabulous bars too.

    Sorry about your computer. I had a crash a while back, did get most of the stuff off the hard drive, but decided then and there to get Carbonite. It works!

  15. Sucks about your computer! Same thing happened to my PC then I broke down and got a macbook pro..LOVE IT!!!
    you ahev BEAUTIFUL children!

  16. Beautiful photos, and beautiful daughters - you must be so proud!
    I hope you're able to do some sort of recovery for the baby pics, though! If that's possible?!

  17. Your kids are so cute, like baby dolls. Hmmm I would like to taste those heath bars

  18. What cute girls - love the photos. The bars look amazing, you had me at brown butter. Yum!

  19. Ahhhh dorable! the photos are so cute, and your bars look amazing.

  20. oh yum, I wish I could have a piece of those bars right now. and your babies are adorable :)

  21. I have a crashed hard drive too, with all my son's baby pix, sitting on the desk. Its going to be a grand to recover anything. So it may be a while before we can do it. Great recipe, and I love Destin too, haven't been there in forever!

  22. Too bad it's not a brown butter chocolate hea(l)th bar! Brown butter anything, and I'm sold :)

  23. these bars looks so delicious, great idea to add heath crunch.

    .sorry about your computer, I hope you can still retrieve your kids' photos..
    .. your kids are gorgeous!


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