This was the last thing I made for Kathleen's care package. They were easy to put together and everyone liked them. She thought there were caramel bits in them--it must have been the brown sugar!
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE COOKIE BARS
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 c. light brown sugar, packed
1 pkg (3.9 oz.) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling (dry, unprepared)
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. baking cocoa
1 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. white chocolate chips + 1/2 c. for topping
3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chunks + 1/2 c. for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a 9x13 pan by lining with parchment paper or lightly spraying with cooking spray. Cream together butter, brown sugar, pudding packet, eggs, and vanilla until mixture turns light in color.
In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking cocoa, soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to wet mixture and mix until combined. Stir in 3/4 c. white chocolate chips and 3/4 c. chocolate chunks by hand. Press dough mixture onto the bottom of prepared pan, lightly press remaining white chocolate chips and chocolate chunks onto the top and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Don't over bake or they will not be soft and chewy!