Gift these Chocolate Chip Candy Cookie Bars to a friend or a neighbor for the holiday season!
[My 2 Cents]
I don’t buy corn syrup anymore and found a great alternative: Brown Rice Syrup. “Brown rice syrup, also known as rice syrup or rice malt, is a sweetener derived by culturing cooked rice with enzymes to break down the starches, then straining off the liquid and reducing it by cooking until the desired consistency is reached.” Wikipedia. I found my jar at my local health food store and much prefer using it in recipes rather than corn syrup. In fact, I think it tastes BETTER than corn syrup.
Although the recipe says to just "sprinkle" the last of the chocolate chips in the end, I would go one step further and GENTLY press them down in to the cookie bar. I sprinkled mine on and didn't disturb them, but once the cookie bar was cooled hardly and of the chocolate chips I had reserved actually stuck to the cookie bar. Also, I left my cookie bar to cool uncovered over night and by morning it was perfectly ready to be cut. Not without a little elbow grease of course. I'm telling you, the amount of muscle that goes into this recipe will burn off the calories before you even eat them!
Adapted from The Cookie Bible