Mexican Chocolate Bars

A festive treat that can be enjoyed on any occasion. These rich, Mexican Chocolate Bars are topped with cinnamon and walnuts, giving them a soothing aroma and delicate crunch. This recipe yields about 45 bars and can be made in under 30 minutes.

Mexican Chocolate Bars


  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag (2 cups) semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 15 x 10 x 3/4-inch jellyroll pan.
  2. Combine flour, 1 cup of the sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter, 1 whole egg, egg yolk, water and vanilla extract. Blend in dry ingredients.
  4. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
  5. Beat egg white slightly; brush over mixture in pan. Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, chocolate pieces and nuts. Sprinkle over top.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes (don’t over bake). Cool.
  7. Cut into 2 1/2 x 1-inch bars.

Yield: 45 bars

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Challenge Dairy

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