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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

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!

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.