Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (aka Pan Chewies) – our family’s go-to Sunday Night Dessert! It’s your favorite cookie in bar-form served hot and perfect with ice cream.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Over the years, we’ve come to find some go-to desserts for family gatherings. It may be a long list now, but today’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars aka “Pan Chewies” is one of those deserts.
We’ve decided you really can’t beat Chocolate Chip Cookies in Bar form, and because these are so easy, we make them all the time.
These cookie bars are quicker and easier than cookies but taste just as good and are best served while warm. We often serve them with ice cream, and I can safely say EVERYONE in the family loves them.
How to Make Cookie Bars
Just a few ingredients and steps are needed to make this chocolate chip cookie bars. Here are the ingredients needed:
- brown sugar
- baking powder
- baking soda
- chocolate chips
And with these ingredients, they only take a few minutes to put together. Begin by microwaving the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Let cool.
Add the brown sugar, vanilla and egg and mix well. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon and pour into a greases 9×9 pan.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Serve warm and eat by themselves or with ice cream.
RECIPE FAQ + TIPS
Can you double this recipe? Yes, and we do it all the time. If doubled, place in a 9×13 pan for a more thick bar and cook a few extra minutes. Or you can place in a large 11×16 dish.
How to store Cookie Bars? Just cover tightly with foil or saran wrap and store on the counter for up to 3 days. To reheat, just place in microwave for a few minutes to make them gooey and warm.
How to freeze Cookie Bars? Once cooked and cooled, you can freeze these cookie bars by placing a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and freezing for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight and reheat in the microwave.
Cookie Bar Recipes/Variations: This recipe is so easy to change up. There are so many ingredients you can add to change up the flavors. Here are some of our favorite ingredients to add that change up these bars:
- White Chocolate Chips + Butterscotch Chips
- M&Ms – and we change these up with different M&Ms for the holidays
- Chocolate Chips + Toffee Bits
I’m not sure were we first got this recipe since we’ve been making it for decades, but we promise you’ll love it.
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Cookie Bars Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (aka Pan Chewies) - our family's go-to Sunday Night Dessert! It's your favorite cookie in bar-form served hot and perfect with ice cream.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup sifted flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Melt butter in microwave safe bowl until melted. Let cool.
- Add brown sugar, vanilla and egg - mix well.
- Add dry ingredients gradually. Blend well, and pour into greased 9x9 pan.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.