Thick Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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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



  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.

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


  1. says

    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!

    • says

      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.

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