i worked at a restaurant and the bars we made were many times better than these. I don't have the former recipe so I tried these. These were dry and bland tasting. I think part of the problem is that it called for 1 tsp. of baking soda. I would use only 1/2 tsp, in the future and 1/2 ti 1 tso, of baking powder. Too muc baking soda can ruin the taste. Also, bake for less time.