Chocolate Chip Bars

So, how do you feel about soft, warm, chocolate chip cookies?? How about that flavor in bar form? Because that is exactly what these bars taste like! Since not everyone is a chocolate lover in my family, I needed to make something that they could enjoy while everyone else was enjoying the chocolate wacky cake for my mom’s birthday.
My dad requested that I try making a chocolate chip cookie bar that he remembered having growing up. (No pressure there trying to duplicate your grandma’s recipe!) We had a partial recipe from my grandma, but some things were left up to interpretation. After some guessing, and looking through other recipes, this was the end result! A thick, soft, chocolaty cookie bar.

These are great alone (right from the oven!) or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! Have a great weekend everyone! :)

Chocolate Chip Bars
Yield: 24 bars


  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water
  • 3 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 C chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9×13 cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Using an electric or stand mixer, beat together sugars and eggs until creamy. Add in oil, vanilla, salt, cream of tartar, and dissolved baking soda. Beat until combined. Gradually add in flour scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary until well-combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Dough will be thick.
  3. Press dough in pan.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until the top turns light golden brown. Do not over bake.
  5. Remove pan to a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes before cutting into bars.
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  1. Oh my gosh! The up-close-and-personal pic of the cut bars… HEAVEN. I love when it gets all brown sugary and gooey like that. And since bars are the best things evah, that makes these the best evah :)

  2. Oh my word, these bars look so YUMMY and I want one right now! I will be pinning this so I can make later, thanks for sharing!

  3. I love these :) cookie bars rule!

  4. Oh my these look and sound awesome. How cool of you to bake up your grandmas recipe, even if some of it had to be interparated. Has your dad tried them yet? How do they compare to what he remembers?

    Look that close-up photo of the cut bars with the chocolate chip oozing off the end. And the plate goes with your blog colours too, heh!

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  5. Aw so sweet that you made your grandma’s recipe for your dad! I bet he looooved em!

  6. These look fabulous :) I love chocolate chip bars. I hope your dad liked them :)

  7. Oh wow! The crumb on these bars looks perfect! I simply NEED to try them. Have a fabulous weekend, Jessica!

  8. These are just the perfect, simple snack!

  9. Love the way the studded choc chips look. Have a great week.

    PS I know you have probably been busy. Just a wee reminder that it would be great if you followed Carole’s Chatter back. Cheers

  10. I’m down for anything chocolate chip. These look fab!

  11. Oh, what a great classic chocolate chip bar! These are one of my go-to favorites when I don’t feel like scooping cookies.

  12. I bet these would be super chewy and deliciously thick 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. That’s exactly what I thought when I saw these bars! Chocolate chip cookies in different form :) yummy!

  14. I just read (and drooled over) chocolate chip cookie cake over at PreventionRD, now these chocolate chip cookie bars. I’m pretty sure it’s a sign from the heavens that I NEED something chocolate chip in my life 😉

  15. These remind me of my mom’s chocolate chip cookie bars, thanks for sharing!

  16. Oh I would be nervous recreating a grandma recipe. Did he like it? They look pretty darn good to me.

  17. These look wonderful!
    I’ve never tried chocolate chip bars, and I just have to

  18. these look fantastic! way to go on recreating the recipe!

  19. mouth is watering…these look awesome!

  20. Yum! I love a good chocolate chip cookie and in bar form they look so good!

  21. I want one of these bars now. Could you mail me one?? :) Looks amazing!

  22. I love to do a chocolate chip cookie in a bar – so easy and looks so delicious. Love that plate in your pictures!

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