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Sour Cream Chocolate Bars

No recipe image available.These 'Texas sheet cake'-style chocolate cookie bars, topped with a creamy chocolate frosting, make great treats for taking to potlucks and large casual get-togethers.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Creamy Chocolate Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk
1 cup chopped nuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bring butter, water, and cocoa to boil. Set aside.
  2. Combine sour cream and eggs, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well-blended. Add butter mixture, mixing at low speed until blended. Gradually add combined dry ingredients, mixing at medium speed until smooth. Spread into greased 15x10x1 inch jelly roll pan.
  3. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Frost with Creamy Chocolate Frosting.
  4. Creamy Chocolate Frosting: Beat butter, mixing at medium speed of electric mixer. Add combined powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating until light and fluffy. Spread over cake, sprinkle with nuts.

Makes 48 bars.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.