Chocolate Brookie Bars

Sometimes you can’t decide between cookies and brownies and in that case you should try these chocolate brookie bars. The bottom layer is a rich, cakey brownie and the top layer is a chocolate chip cookie in bar form. Together they make an amazing combination that gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to desserts.

Chocolate Brookie Bars

We love a fresh take on familiar favorites and these bars deliver on both flavor and texture. For some folks they love their chocolate chip cookies crisp around the edges, but there is something to be said for how cookies in bar form have a more consistent texture. It’s one reason why cookie “cakes” have been so popular for so many years.

Chocolate Brookie Bars

These bars also have the added benefit of the brownie layer underneath, giving more chocolate flavor in each bite. And, both layers have chocolate chips. It really is a chocolate lover’s dream come true.

Chocolate Brookie Bars

To make these bars you’ll need to make up 2 small batches of batter- one cookie and one brownie. Once you have them both made grease a 9″x9″ baking pan and pour the brownie batter in first. Add the cookie batter on top of that. Having the cookie layer on the upper level helps keep the brownies underneath moist.

Chocolate Brookie Bars

Bake the brookie bars for 30-35 minutes at 350˚F or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out still a little wet. Doing this means that the brownies will have retained some of their chewiness.

Chocolate Brookie Bars

We love making these bars as a special treat that everyone gets excited about. Try these brookie bars and see if they don’t top your list of awesome cookie recipes going forward. They certainly have at my house.

Chocolate Brookie Bars

Makes 12 bars

20m prep time

35m cook time

Vegetarian diet suitable

Contains gluten

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For the brownie layer:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
For the cookie layer:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a 9-inch square pan with baking paper.
  2. In a medium bowl cream together melted butter and both sugars for the brownie layer. Add egg and vanilla and whisk to combine. Pour flour, cocoa powder, and salt in and stir until just blended.
  3. In a medium bowl cream together melted butter and both sugars for the brownie layer. Add egg and vanilla and whisk to combine. Pour flour, cocoa powder, and salt in and stir until just blended.
  4. Pour mixture into pan and level off with a knife or with hands. Set aside.
  5. Pour mixture into pan and level off with a knife or with hands. Set aside.
  6. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugars for the cookie layer. Add in vanilla and egg and whisk to combine. Pour in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and stir until fully combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugars for the cookie layer. Add in vanilla and egg and whisk to combine. Pour in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and stir until fully combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  8. Pour cookie layer into pan over brownie layer and gently level off with a knife or hands. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in center of pan comes out almost clean. Allow to cool and cut into 12 equal squares.
  9. Pour cookie layer into pan over brownie layer and gently level off with a knife or hands. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in center of pan comes out almost clean. Allow to cool and cut into 12 equal squares.

Recipe adapted from The Wood and Spoon.