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Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Bars

Thick, chewy, and loaded with melty chocolate chips, these easy Chocolate Chip Bars are sure to become a family favorite!

Easy Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

*Recipe and text from 09/07/12. Images updated 04/13/17.

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! Soft, warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies that are super easy to make!

Since not everyone in my family loves lots of chocolate, I needed to make something that they could enjoy while everyone else was enjoying the chocolate wacky cake for my mom’s birthday.

 Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe

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 (like most of the measurements) were left up to interpretation.

After some guessing, and looking through other recipes, this was the end result! A thick, soft, chocolaty cookie bar that was dad approved. 🙂

Grandmas Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

These chocolate chips bars are great alone, especially straight from the oven while the bars are still warm and the chocolate is melty.

But, if you’re feeling like you want something a little more, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. You won’t be disappointed!

Easy Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Chocolate Chip Bars

Yield: 24 cookie bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C oil
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp baking soda dissolved 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 C chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Using an electric or stand mixer, beat together sugars and eggs until creamy. Add in oil, cream of tartar, dissolved baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat until combined. Gradually add in flour scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary until well-combined. Depending on the strength of your mixer, you may need to stir the last bit of flour in by hand.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips. Dough will be thick. Press dough in prepared 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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Saturday 24th of August 2019

Does anyone actually make these recipes? 90% of the comments are "this picture looks so nice"


Thursday 20th of April 2017

These look like the ultimate cookie bars! Definitely wishing I had one right now!

Megan @ MegUnprocessed

Thursday 20th of April 2017

These bars look wonderful, what a great treat!!

Kristen Chidsey

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

You made your dad and ME happy with these! They look like the bars my grandma made as well!

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Thursday 13th of April 2017

Ooooohhh my! Do these look delicious or what? I love drop cookies but they're SO much easier baked into bars--and no less yummy. I love the idea of serving these beauties with ice cream, too. Yum! Have a great weekend, Jessica!

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