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Championship Chocolate Chip Bars


40 Min.
15 Min.
Skill Level:
24 bars

Chocolate chip cookie bars recipe for the WIN! Whenever you bake these treats, you'll win the prize for best baker from your family and friends. How could you go wrong with these chocolaty Championship Chocolate Chip Bars? They are jam-packed with your choice of HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, sweetened condensed milk and nuts. So soft, chewy and nutty!  Serve your cookie bars slightly warm from the oven with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream on top for an extra-decadent dessert. These chocolate chip cookie bars are amazing, but if you want another cookie bar recipe loaded with flavor, we recommend Loaded REESE'S Cookie Bars.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
40 minutes
Cool Time
3 hours


  • 1-1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (1 stick), cold
  • 2 cups
    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (12 oz pkg.), divided
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (14 oz, not evaporated milk)
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    chopped nuts

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
mixing bowl mixing bowl
13x9x2-inch baking pan 13x9x2-inch baking pan
bowl bowl
2 table knives 2 table knives
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350°F.


Stir together flour and brown sugar in medium bowl; cut in cold butter until crumbly. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips; press mixture on bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.

Baking Tip

Set aside 1/4 cup chocolate chips from filling; melt and drizzle over cooled bars.


Combine sweetened condensed milk, egg and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in remaining 1-1/2 cups chips and nuts. Spread evenly over hot baked crust. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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