Recipe: Mom’s Chocolate Chip Spice Bars

Do you have those recipes from childhood, that just one bite makes the world better??  I have a few  that always brighten my day.  We recently went camping and I made these bars, which our boys love.  They remind them of their Grandma Martell. This year I had misplaced the recipe and had to call mom for the recipe.  I thought it is about time that I put this recipe on the  website!  I would hate to be without it again!    When searching on the internet, I could not find a similar recipe.  I will have to ask my mom where the original recipe came from!  One bite brings me right back to Redfield, SD and my mom’s kitchen.  Great memories!


Chocolate Chip Spice Bars


1/2 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Egg

1 tsp Vanilla

1  Cup Flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1 – 6oz chocolate chips


Beat butter, both sugars, egg and vanilla until fluffy.

Blend in flour,  baking soda,spices and salt.

Spread into a 13×9 pan.

Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and press.

Bake at 375 for 13 – 15 minutes.

Chocolate Delight Dessert Recipe

An easy and very yummy dessert!  This was made for the first day of school.  You have to have dessert on the 1st Day of School!!


Chocolate Delight Dessert Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
I made this for my son on the 1st day of school. Very creamy and similar to a French silk. Definitely will be making this again!
  • 1 Cup crushed Saltines
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅓ Cup Butter, Melted
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1-1.2 qt. cookies and cream Ice cream, softened
  • 1 carton (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 Heath candy bars (1.4 oz each), crushed
  1. In a small bowl, combine saltine and graham cracker crumbs; stir in butter
  2. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9x13 baking pan.
  3. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whish milk, and pudding mixes for 2 minutes.
  5. Fold in ice cream.
  6. Spread over crust.
  7. Top with whipped topping, sprinkle with crushed candy bars.
  8. Freeze, covered until firm.
  9. Remove from freezer 30 minutes before serving.

Happy Cooking!