Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Two Peas
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Two Peas

  • January 14, 2022

These easy cookie bars are a family favorite dessert!Before baking, I like to sprinkle the cookie bars with flaked sea salt.The chocolate chip cookie bars bake up in about 30 minutes.They are done when the cookie bars are golden brown and the edges are puffed against the side of the pan.My brother, sister, and I liked to whip these up when we were allowed to make a mess in the kitchen.They are perfect for taking to a party or potluck because the pan of cookies is easy to transport and everyone LOVES them.They are also good served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. .

Monster Cookie Bars {Easy!}

Monster Cookie Bars {Easy!}

Monster Cookie Bars {Easy!}

I adjusted my classic recipe to make a bar cookie and they are fantastic!I love making the bars when I don’t have time to roll and bake a few dozen cookies.The peanut butter oatmeal cookie bars are soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chips and colorful M&M’s.Monster cookie bars are the perfect treat for sharing with family and friends!I love taking them to parties and potlucks because they are easy to make and they are always a crowd pleaser.– I don’t recommend natural peanut butter for this recipe.For example, use Christmas M&M’s, Valentine’s Day M&M’s, red, white, and blue M&M’s, etc.You can even use your favorite teams colors and make them for game day!In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt.And yes, I know you aren’t supposed to eat cookie dough, but I like living on the edge:).Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.You can make the dough in advance and chill, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.Store the baked bars in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4 days.You can also freeze the baked cookie bars in a freezer container or bag for up to 3 months. .

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – A layer of salted caramel sauce is sandwiched between layers of a favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, then topped with a sprinkle of fleur de sel.Growing up, I never gravitated to caramel sauce as a topping option, sticking with hot fudge as my old standby.Now, combine salty caramel with a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and you have something I absolutely, positively cannot stop eating.How to Make Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.In this particular instance, I adapted one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes into bars, added a layer of salted caramel sauce in the middle, and then sprinkled the top with more flaked sea salt, just for good measure.If you love chocolate chip cookies, caramel sauce, and sweet and salty combinations, you absolutely, positively have to make these salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars.12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature.Fleur de sel , or other sea salt, for sprinkling over caramel and bars Instructions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch square pan and line with parchment paper; set aside.In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.Using an electric mixer, mix together the melted butter and sugars on medium speed until combined.Press half of the cookie dough into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top of the bars are light golden brown and the edges start to pull away from the pan.Place the pan on a wire rack and cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow the caramel layer to set.

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Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

I owe Josh a huge thank you for the long hours he spent working on our site.I also owe a huge thank you to these Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars.Baking always cheers me up, especially when the end result is a sweet and salty cookie bar.I pressed half of the chocolate chip cookie dough into the pan and then added a creamy layer of caramel.The sweet and salty combo cures all cravings and is perfect for any mood.These gooey sweet and salty cookie bars are pretty much perfection!Sea salt for sprinkling over caramel and bars Instructions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 2-quart baking pan (which is an 11 X 7 pan-I used a glass Pyrex dish) with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the melted butter and sugars together until combined.Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix on low, just until combined.In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the caramels and heavy cream.Press half of the cookie dough into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula. .

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a Salty Pretzel Crust

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a Salty Pretzel Crust

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a Salty Pretzel Crust

When it comes to snacking, I am usually a sweet kind of gal, but once in awhile I do get a mad craving for something salty.Laurie (Tasty Kitchen user and fellow blog contributor Simply Scratch) created a cookie bar that solves all of my craving issues.These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a Salty Pretzel Crust make life easy when you want the best of both worlds.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper.Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing well after each addition.Spread the pretzel mixture evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 8 minutes.If you are not sure what you are craving, make these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a Salty Pretzel Crust.Make sure you visit Laurie’s blog, Simply Scratch, for other tasty recipes and fabulous food photos.Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a Salty Pretzel Crust See post on Laurie - Simply Scratch’s site!Show image Print Description Chocolate chip cookies meets salty pretzels.¾ cups Unsalted Butter, melted Preparation Instructions Preheat your oven to 350ºF.Spread pretzel mixture over the bottom of your prepared pan and bake for 8 minutes.Maria and her husband Josh (who she affectionately refers to as her “dough boy”) blog at Two Peas and Their Pod.They’ve been featured on Saveur, Eatocracy, Gourmet Live, Glamour, and the Los Angeles Times, to name just a few. .

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pretzel Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pretzel Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pretzel Bars

I don’t usually crave salty snacks, but I do love pretzels.Twists, rods, sticks, chocolate or yogurt dipped, I love them.We’ve made homemade soft pretzels and those are super scrumptious too.I recently saw a cookie bar recipe from Food and Wine that included pretzel pieces.Pretzels mixed into a sweet treat, what a divine idea!The pretzels added a nice little crunch and the sweet/salty combination was very satisfying.The challenge is working even with extra mouths to feed!1 ½ cups mini pretzels, coarsely chopped.In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt.Using a mixer, beat the butter with both sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. .

Coconut Chocolate Blondies

Coconut Chocolate Blondies

Coconut Chocolate Blondies

Maria makes some great recipes, so I decided to try them exactly how she made them, which is a very hard thing for me to do!I also found that they travel extremely well and think they would be a delectable treat to earn ya some brownie… I mean… blondie points at work.These were such a hit at my house and at work, I have made them twice and making a recipe twice in my kitchen is not something that occurs often, especially within a couple of weeks!Next time I make these, I might leave out the coconut because my boss thinks these will be “the best” chocolate chip cookie bars.addtional coconut for sprinkling on the top of the bars Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F.Stir together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy; beat in egg and vanilla extract until well blended. .

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

All the tasty flavors of your favorite under-baked cookie in a bar, no tedious dough scooping required.You know how when you buy a big bag of salad greens it goes bad after approximately two seconds?Lightened up from your classic cookies by using chickpeas and almond butter to achieve the doughy texture we all love so much.Don’t worry I promise you can’t even taste the chickpeas, they just add the BEST texture.Plus the chick peas add a bonus boost of fiber and protein, I definitely consider that a win!All the tasty flavors of your favorite under-baked cookie in a bar, no tedious dough scooping required.(15 oz) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed 1/2 cup creamy almond butter.In a large bowl whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, coconut sugar, and salt.Add the almond butter, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla to the chick peas and process again until smooth.Pour wet mixture into the dry, add the chocolate chips, and stir to combine.Spread batter evenly in prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out somewhat clean and edges are slightly brown. .

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

They’re still the classic combination of sweet buttery cookie dough and rich chocolate chips, but the bar form means they’re nice and golden brown on the outside while staying soft and nearly underbaked on the inside.Plus they’re easier to make since there’s no measuring out dollops of dough and multiple batches to bake.The sprinkle of sea salt at the end certainly doesn’t hurt either.Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod). .

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