This recipe came from my mom. Whenever she would make it, the pan of bars would disappear within 24 hours. It is still a big hit, and very easy to put together. I’ve changed it a bit and use maple syrup now. It is very easy to put together and only takes 20 minutes to bake in the oven.
1/2 c (1 stick) of butter or margarine
1/2 c maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c white flour
1 c regular wheat germ
1/2 c semi sweet chocolate chips or 1 bar dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) together in a large bowl and mix thoroughly with an electric mixer, or lots of elbow grease. Press into an 8″ x 8″ pan using your fingers or the flat side of a rubber spatula. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Take out of oven and spread the chocolate on top. Let it melt for 10 minutes and then spread with a rubber spatula.