I wonder how these bars came to be. Someone probably put a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough in a pan by mistake. And never looked back.
The first time, I found them too sweet. And walnuts are so common in this kind of dough, it´s boring. So I used salted peanuts and had to throw in my beloved very semi-sweet Belgian chips, due to a lack of the other kind. This is the chocolate I reserve for very special occasions. The one I eat directly from the bag. Well, it turned out to be the perfect balance for the sweet dough. The chocolate was just what these bars needed. And then the extra salt from the peanuts. It cut right through the sugar. It was perfect.
Remove pan to a wire rack and let cool before cutting.