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Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars

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With three kinds of chocolate chunks and nutty brown butter, these Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars are an extraordinary treat! So delicious and so easy to make!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars on a tray

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars

Sometimes the simplest recipes reap the greatest rewards. As many of you know, the hubby requests chocolate chip cookies or bars nearly every week. Mr. Predictable has even learned to bake up a batch of “chippy bars” when he’s desperate. As a food blogger, I’m always hunting for new, innovative desserts to try…but my better half would be quite content with the same old Nestles Tollhouse cookies day after day. I knew my sweet blogger friend, Danielle, had a plethora of decadent chocolate chip cookies and bars on her blog, Hugs and Cookies XOXO…and it was nearly time for our recipe swap. Once a month, I bake up a recipe from her site and she from mine. These Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars were another winner!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars lined up on a white tray

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Her Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chunk Bars looked perfect. Bill was driving home from visiting his parents in Illinois as a wicked spring blizzard was hitting the Midwest. Knowing he’d be white-knuckling it the whole distance (or maybe it was me that would be the nervous Nellie), I wanted to have some fresh from the oven, chocolate treat waiting for him.

I tweaked them slightly by browning my butter, then cooling it, and adding milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and white chocolate chunks…Danielle used all dark chocolate. Feel free to use your favorite chocolates chunks or chips…these will be fantastic any which way you make this twist on Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars! These Brown Butter Easter Cookies are another fun way to use brown butter!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars in a square ceramic bowl

If these chocolate chunk bars are right up your alley, you’ll love these, too: Double Chocolate Chunk Bars, Toffee and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Chewy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Quadruple Chocolate Cookies, and Death by Chocolate Cookies.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars on a white tray

The Recipe: Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars

A trio of chocolate chunks and brown butter make these cookie bars impossible to resist!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 24 bars



  • 2 sticks butter (browned, then cooled to room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces chopped chocolate (I used 4 ounces milk chocolate, 4 ounces semisweet chocolate and 4 ounces white chocolate)


  1. Line 9 x 13 pan with nonstick foil or regular foil sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix till combined. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in chocolate chunks (reserve a few pieces to garnish the top).
  3. Press dough into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool, then cut.


Recipe adapted from Hugs & Cookies XOXO

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g


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