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Marble Squares I Recipe

Marble Squares I

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Original recipe makes 30 squares Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream butter with brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Sift together the flour and baking soda, stir into the creamed mixture.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 3 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir the chips into the batter to create a marbleized effect. Place pan back into the oven and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 04, 2006

My mother made this recipe when I was younger. Its wonderful! The only thing I would like to comment is that you need to wait 10 minutes before you swirl the choc chips. Then cook for another 10-15 minutes for the marble effect to look right. 3 minutes is not long enough.. that's why some people commented that it didn't swirl correctly.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2006

I don't know WHAT happened with this recipe - I followed it exactly, and just wound up with a mushy, bubbly mess. I let it bake for as long as I could without burning it, but it was like there was way to much butter (I actually used 1 cup of margarine). Perhaps if I had cut it back to 1/2 cup, or even added an extra cup of flour, it would have turned out. Very disappointing


39 Ratings

Oct 03, 2003

Quick and a snap to make. I got rave reviews for these at a birthday party and by everyone who comes over after I've made them. Add more chocolate chips and they disappear even faster!

Sep 20, 2008

I thought this recipe turned out pretty good. The bars were a hit with my friends. :) On suggestion from the other reviewers, I used less (only 1/2 cup) of butter. This resulted in a less "bubbly" or "squishy" bar. Unlike other reviewers, I thought 3 minutes was plenty of time for the chocolate chips to melt. My advice is to check on them at 3 minutes. Poke a chip with a butter knife. If it's soft, it should marbleize just fine. If not, give it a little more time - not too much, or the bars will set. Also, I decided to sprinkle a 1/2 cup pecans over the bars after 10 minutes of baking because I like pecans in chocolate chip cookies. Finally, I lightly covered the pan with foil during the last three minutes of cook time because I noticed that the surface of the bars was cooking faster than the center. The bars turned out great. As you can see in the picture I posted, they look pretty too. :)

Sep 09, 2011

good recipe and super easy. Sent a pan of this off with the hubby to a Green Bay Packer party..and the pan c ame back empty...said everyone liked them. I liked how easy this was to make with ingredients I keep handy anyway.

Jul 06, 2011

Just as I remembered making 30 years ago! Easy and delicious.

Feb 16, 2005

Although this recipe didn't turn out the way I expected, it was delicious. After 3 minutes, the chips were not melted enough to swirl so the cookies didn't look marbelized. But it was just enough to make the cookies taste very rich. I'd call them 'blondies' and I plan to make them often.

Dec 06, 2002

My mom discovered this recipe when I was in my pre-teens. I loved baking it and we all loved eating it! Kids really like to "swirl" the chocolate chips. It's fast and easy too.


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  • Calories
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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