Thick Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These chocolate chip cookie bars are the perfect all-occasion dessert. They’re sweetened with sucanat and studded with walnuts and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars -

Some things turn out just the way you want them to. These thick, walnut-studded, chocolate-heavy, naturally sweetened cookie bars sure did. They’re the best thing since gooey butter cake, and really in a class of their own.

These chocolate chip cookie bars are the ultimate all-occasion dessert. Think about it. You could bring them…

  • on a picnic
  • to a potluck
  • on a road trip
  • to new neighbours

Or have them for…

  • dessert with company
  • a kids’ party
  • a mid-afternoon snack with a glass of fresh, ice-cold milk

The ingredients are what you’d find in any cookie recipe:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Ingredients -

But the results are the perfect combination of cookie and blondie.

Ready to make a batch?

Thick Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sucanat or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp Real Salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter an 8x8-inch or 11x7-inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, sucanat, and vanilla. Mix in egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until well combined.
  5. Press dough into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned and beginning to pull back from the side of the pan. Do not overbake! Bars will continue to cook as they cool.

These thick, walnut-studded, chocolate-heavy, naturally sweetened cookie bars are the ultimate all-occasion dessert!


  1. I’m making these for a family gathering tomorrow night….if they last that long!

  2. Have made these several times with brown sugar & I use a full cup of chocolate chips (I also omit the nuts for my fam), they are amazing! Our next batches will be made with M&Ms — we may even try it with Resees Pieces!

    1. Thank you for telling me! I LOVE hearing that other people enjoy my recipes, too! It makes my day(: I should make these with Resees for my Dad–he would totally dig that.

  3. I don’t know why I don’t think to make bars more often. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I’m pinning it so I can try it soon. I’m running low on nuts so I think I will try it with pretzels instead. Love that salty crunch with the chocolate chips!

  4. Just tried this recipe and so glad I did! Yummy gooey chocolate chip blondie bars! 🙂 My kids love them too!

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