Cookie Bars

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.

If you love chocolate chip cookies, then you’ll love this bar form of the treat. It’s right up there with our sugar cookie bars and cake mix cookie bars.

Cookie bars on plate

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 - process shots

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:

  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • 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.

How to make cookie bars process pic

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

Cookie Bars recipe stacked on plate

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.

For more bar recipes, check out:

Cookie Bars Recipe

4.92 from 46 votes
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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 238 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made these for the 1st time for my family and my kids gobbled them up. Only thing I did different was I mixed in mini chocolate chips and they came out so soft and good.

    1. Yum!! Love the mini chocolate chips. Thanks so much for sharing and I’m glad to hear they were a hit!

  2. Do these have to be warmed up to enjoy? Am wondering if they get dry nwhen completely cool.

    Would like to try this, as making actual cookies is time consuming ( I usually cut large recipes in half for this reason ).

    1. Nope, you can eat them cool too. I like them both ways. They stay fresh for about 3 days on the counter. In fact, these freeze really great too so you can make them and freeze the extras for later. When ready to eat, just set them on the counter for a couple hours to thaw and they taste fresh as can be!

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