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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache Topping

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 14, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Desserts, Food, Recipes
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache Topping #recipe

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Okay, I know there are a few people out there that for reasons beyond my understanding don’t, but I know most of you, like me, love chocolate.

Sweet, rich, decadent goodness. Sigh.

And I don’t know many people, especially children, that don’t love chocolate chip cookies. I know, right?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache Topping #recipe

I have this chocolate chip cookie bar recipe with a chocolate ganache topping that makes the ordinary chocolate chip cookie more adult. It’s the chocolate chip cookie all grown up.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache Topping #recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache Topping

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Ingredients:

  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Grease a 9×9 square baking pan and preheat the oven to 375-degrees.
  • Cream together the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl.  Add the extracts and stir to combine.
  • Sift in the flour, salt and baking soda and mix to combine. Beat in the eggs until the mixture is creamy.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Press the cookie dough into the pan evenly.  Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.  Cool completely.
  • Carefully remove the bars in one large piece from the pan. Place onto a piece of parchment paper.
  • To make the ganache, place the chocolate and cream into the top of a double boiler.
  • Whisk the mixture until the chocolate is melted.  The mixture should be smooth and creamy.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before pouring over the cookie bars.

Refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting. Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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23 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache Topping

  1. Just the word ‘ganache’ makes it sounds more fancy 😛 Looks delish!

  2. Sheri says:

    Why do I always find such yummy looking recipes when I’m trying to watch my waistline? I’ll have to bookmark it for when I lose my willpower, lol.

  3. That looks pretty darned good! Unique too, never tried this before.

  4. They look wonderful! I’ll take a few right now.

  5. Kelsey Apley says:

    WOWZA! This looks so good! I have never had ganache before and I am for sure I would love it! Wish I had a slice of this right now!

  6. Angela says:

    These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache Topping look SO delicious! I want some now!!!

  7. Anne says:

    I love chocolate chips and this is a great way to use them

  8. Jennifer H says:

    Okay I want to try those – stat!!

  9. Tammy says:

    This looks and sounds like it should be illegal! I’d have to do a lot of walking to burn off the calories from eating these I’m thinking!

  10. Ty says:

    Oh my goodness these look so delicious!

  11. These look amazing. I love anything with chocolate!

  12. Oh my gosh, these look sinfully delicious!

  13. Robin Gagnon says:

    They just looks so decadent… that is a good thing.

  14. HilLesha says:

    That looks wickedly scrumptious – yum, yum, yum!

  15. Liz Mays says:

    Now that’s a great way to add some flair to a traditional cookie. I love this!

  16. Colleen says:

    Those look like I can only eat a little at a time they look very rich.

  17. Lisa says:

    Yum! I love chocolate chip cookie bars because it’s quicker than individual cookies – never thought to give them a topping!

  18. Raijean says:

    Ok, these looks delicious! I could use a few right now.

  19. Kathleen B says:

    Oh my gosh! This is a scary recipe for me, I think I would be eating them all the time.

  20. These look delicious! I want to try them!

  21. Katie h says:

    Mmmm YUM! These look delicious!!

  22. Shannon says:

    Wow these look so yummy. Thank you for sharing with us.

  23. Stephanie says:

    That’s a lot of chocolate in one cookie. My daughter would love it.