Chocolate Marble Bars

from Pillsbury's Best 1000 Recipes: Best of the BAKE-OFF Collection


  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate (2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot water (or cream)
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut


Preheat the oven to 375F.  Grease a 15.5x10x5x1" jellyroll pan or two 9x9x2 inch pans.

Melt the chocolate, 1/4 cup sugar and hot water or cream in a double boiler.   Cool.

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

Cream together the butter, 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar.  Add the eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well.  Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well.  Stir in the coconut.

Spread the batter in the prepared pan.  Drizzle chocolate mixture over the batter in a diagonal pattern.  Cut through batter with a knife in opposite direction to give a marbled effect.

Bake at 375F for 25 to 30 minutes.