We pretty much grew up in the kitchen. My mom is a great self-taught cook and wanted to pass on her love of food to her 4 daughters. One of my favorite things she used to make all the time are these fabulous chocolate chip bars. Chewy, chocolatey, delicious. These are a great treat any time of the year. Oh and they freeze really well! Try them, you won't regret it.
1C Brown Sugar
2C Quick Oats
1Tsp Baking Soda
1Tsp Baking Powder
6oz. Chocolate Chips
1C Coconut or Nuts (or 1/2 C each) OPTIONAL - I don't add either of these
Combine ingredients and spread on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not overbake.
(PS...pictures to follow)