Chocolate Chip Bars

Chocolate Chip Bars

75 Reviews 4 Pics
Helen Vegas
Recipe by  Helen Vegas

“Chocolate chip cookies as bars!”

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Original recipe yields 36 bars



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In large bowl, cream shortening, eggs and brown sugar. Add in milk and vanilla extract and mix well. Gradually add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well blended.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips and stir until chips are evenly distributed in dough. Spread dough in pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.

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I think this is a great recipe - my family loves these bars, too. I would give it 5 stars, except I did make a couple changes. Instead of shortening, I always use real butter in this recipe. Also, I put in 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (recipe calls for 1 1/2 cup brown sugar only). My family prefers milk chocolate chips rather than semi-sweet. Give it try!



I thought I did something wrong when I first tasted this recipe but upon double checking, I realized this recipe is just not good. The shortening causes the bars to be greasy and there's way too much flour and not enough choco chips. I had to trash this dish and start over with a new recipe. From now on, only real butter for me. Shortening just isn't right for this dish!



Jan.'07: Just tried this recipe because of seeing 46 mostly-good reviews. They taste really good - and, yes, more cake-like but still delicious. Because of the wonderful comments from so many, I did change the recipe slightly. I reduced the baking powder and soda to 3/4 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda. I used all butter (2 sticks) and used half white/half brown sugar. I reduced the milk to 1 Tbsp. Also, I baked these 35 minutes because of suggestions from other reviewers. THANKS reviewers!

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Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 138 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 17.3 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 46 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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