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.