These easy chocolate chip cookie bars are super chewy, loaded with chocolate chips, and only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Just mix everything by hand and bake!

A stack of chocolate chip cookie bars on a white plate.

If you ever need a great quick and easy dessert to feed a crowd – this is it! It never fails and is guaranteed to please every time. Chocolate chip cookie bars are just a simpler, thicker and chewier version of a chocolate chip cookie. It’s simpler in the fact that you don’t have to drop the batter for individual cookies onto a baking sheet. You just bake the whole thing in one pan and cut into squares afterward.

A tray of chocolate chip cookie bars cut into squares surrounded by a knife and two glasses of milk.

Why this recipe is so great:

  • It’s all in the ingredients – I used melted butter in this recipe to make the cookie bars chewier. I used all brown sugar for a softer texture, giving it a golden-brown color and deep caramel flavor. The eggs give it rise and richness. The vanilla is for flavor. The flour is for substance and structure. The baking soda prevents the final product from being too dense, and the salt just enhances all the flavors.
  • Packed with chocolate chips – This is the allure of these cookies bars. There are loads of chocolate in every bite.
  • Quick and easy to make – The reviews below say it all. This recipe is so easy, you can whip up a batch in minutes and clean up is a breeze.
  • Here is what some of my readers have to say:

“I made these bars tonight, and Oh my gosh!!! The best chocolate chip bars ever! Even better…so easy and fast to make, my family loved them.” – Rebecca

“Made the bar cookies yesterday. My clan wiped out 3/4 of the pan in one sitting! Not only do they taste great but they are so easy to make. Will definitely be keeping this recipe handy.” – Sylvia

“This was soooooooooo easy to make meaning it was so easy to clean the kitchen afterwards. Absolutely delicious, no need to spend hours making a fancy cake that wouldn’t taste half as yummy as this. AND THE TEXTURE!!! Wowwwwww! Easy to bite ( no crumbs from dryness and not falling apart from wetness) and the taste of heaven in your mouth. Chewy dreamy! Lady, you are a baking goddess!’ – Arevik

How to make chocolate chip cookie bars:

A picture collage of how to make chocolate chip cookie bars.

  1. In a medium bowl, toss together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth and glossy. Then whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined and fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon the batter into a 9×13″ baking pan lined with parchment paper. Spread the batter out evenly in the pan. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.

How do you know when cookie bars are done?

The cookie bars are done when the edges are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

How to store cookie bars:

Place the cookie bars in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze cookie bars?

Yes, they freeze really well. Once completely cooled, place the bars in a freezer-friendly container or ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and bring to room temperature before serving.

A stack of chocolate chip cookie bars with a bite taken out of the top one.

These chocolate chip cookie bars are thick and super chewy. They are packed with chocolate chips in every bite. They have a deep caramel flavor from the brown sugar. They are rich, buttery, and perfectly sweet with a soft vanilla scent.

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24

Description

These easy chocolate chip cookie bars are super chewy, loaded with chocolate chips, and only takes 10 minutes to prepare.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups (340g) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line and butter a 9×13″ baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth and glossy. Then whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Transfer the dough into the prepared baking pan and spread out evenly.
  5. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand for 1-2 hours until relatively cool before cutting into squares.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

To freeze – Once completely cooled, place the bars in a freezer-friendly container or ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and bring to room temperature before serving.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate chip cookie bar recipe, easy chocolate chip cookie bars, chewy chocolate chip cookie bars, chocolate chip blondies

This post was originally published on Aug 20/2018 and has been recently updated with more information and a video.

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