Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookies are a FAVORITE in our home.
When you add in chocolate candies, the kids consider them to be MAGIC Cookie Bars.
These are great to make with beginner bakers, so they can learn about mixing the ingredients, measuring, cook times, etc. because it doesn’t require them to scoop out evenly sized balls to bake.
You can easily interchange the flavors by mixing up the candies used, add in marshmallows, etc. – whatever your taste buds are craving.
When serving at a holiday or special occasion, you can even cut out shapes with cookie cutters after they’re baked, then decorate with icing, sprinkles, etc.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9×13 baking dish by lining with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar.
Beat until smooth.
Add the eggs and vanilla extract.
Beat until well combined.
Add the flour, salt, and baking soda.
Stir until just combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
Top the batter with red and green chocolate candies.
Bake at 350 for approx 28 – 35 minutes.
*NOTE: PLEASE be mindful when baking, and check for doneness before the max baking time.
Often, bake times can vary for many reasons, including different oven types, altitude, etc.
Allow to cool about 10 minutes before serving.
Slice into bars, serve, and enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- ¾ cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 ½ cup brown sugar lightly packed
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup red and green chocolate candies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 3gSugar: 45gProtein: 6g
How to Store Leftover Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:
After baking, allow the chocolate chip cookie bars to cool to room temperature. After slicing into squares, store individual slices in an airtight container. Store for up to 3 days.
How to Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:
After baking, allow the chocolate chip cookie bars to cool to room temperature. After slicing into squares, layer the squares using sheets of parchment or wax paper in a freezer safe container. Clearly label and date the container before storing in the freezer. Freeze for up to one month.
To Thaw, transfer container from the freezer to the refrigerator the day before serving. Once thawed, remove container from refrigerator to countertop to bring to room temperature. Can warm in oven or microwave, if desired, before serving. Pairs well with ice cream when warm!
These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:
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Friday 3rd of January 2020
These bars look delicious. I think they're easier than cookies.
Soozle (Suzie B)
Wednesday 1st of January 2020
I have leftover candies like this from the holidays that would be perfect to use here! This sounds delicious