Happy Valentine's Day! Your sweetie is sure to appreciate the extra "love" you bake into these.
1-1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup water
4 cups (24 oz) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and water; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in 2 cups chocolate chips until melted. Cool slightly.
In a large bowl, beat eggs and vanilla; stir in chocolate mixture. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture, mixing well. Stir in remaining chocolate chips.
Spread into a greased 13-inx9-in baking pan. Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.