I don't know if it's because of Father's day recently passing or what, but I have been craving one of the things my dad used to make for us: Wheat bars. It was an old recipe from his days in Taunton High school that he had found somehow in the Daily Gazette.
I hardly understand why they are called wheat bars, it seems too healthy a name for a recipe with enough butter to make Paula Deen proud. It could be my dad's name for them- he had a penchant for giving ordinary foods extraordinary names. He once invented a dish called "Sweedish Cheeseburger" My sisters and I awaited our fancy Sweedinsh dinner only to find out that it was ground beef with ketchup and cheese all cooked together. It didn't matter though, maybe it was the magic of the name or maybe it was the MSG in the Ketchup, but Dad's Sweedish cheeseburger remains one of our most treasured recipes to this day. I only make Wheat Bars about once a year, they are way to unhealthy to keep around- but when I do It brings me back to a time and place I'll always miss.
Dad's Wheat bars:
To make the Bars:
2 stick of butter
1. C brown sugar
1 c. Granulated sugar
2.5 c. Flour
Mix all in food processor, and pack down tight into a large cookie sheet
Bake @350 for 30 mins
Melt 1 stick butter w. 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips in the microwave for a minute.
Stir well and spread over top of bars.
Cool cut and serve