Grandma Zobitz and Joe circa 2007
I love bars, of any kind!  I enjoy a good saloon type bar, cookie bars and even "the bar method" bar where I work off the booze and cookies.  After posting the magic cookie bar recipe and mentioning toffee bars...it made me want to make some.  I'm a little short on time (you know it's December, right?) but I managed to crank some out!  I used Grandma Zobitz's recipe and this time I used almonds because it was what I had on hand.  I deciphered her recipe for you...but have also included her handwritten card for your viewing pleasure!
                    XO Martha Do-er

1 cup butter or oleo
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg, beaten
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped nuts (almonts, pecans, peanuts, whatever)

Set oven to 350.  Cream 1 cup butter or oleo (seriously does anyone call shortening that anymore?) with the brown sugar add the vanilla and the egg, beat well.  Add the flour and salt.  Spread onto a lightly greased 10 X 15 pan.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until light brown.  Remove from oven and immediately spread the chocolate chips over the crust.  Once they've started to melt spread evenly with a knife and sprinkle the nuts on top while the chocolate is still soft.  When cool, cut into 32 bars or more!