Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I usually whip up cookies in no time, with no problems.

These? No.

They were too flat, they were too crispy, the bottoms were burnt before the centers were done, they had too many calories, etc.

Okay, so I fixed all of the problems, except for that last one. Calories are delicious, so I decided to just leave that alone.

This recipe is from Taste of Home, but I changed it up a bit to turn these into bars. It only took me three test batches before I got the idea.

Don’t even ask what happened to the test batches. I’ll admit to nothing.

Now, y’all know that I do quite a lot of baking, so when I say that something is just plain fabulous and a new favorite, I hope you’ll know that I mean it. These are fabulous. They are a new favorite.

My husband took one bite and exclaimed, “These are amazing!”

I usually have to ask him for his opinions and then I always get “They’re good.” No exclamation points attached or anything.

So, yeah. These are amazing! Eat ’em.

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup malted milk powder
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks
1 cup milk chocolate chips


In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, malted milk powder, chocolate syrup, and vanilla for 2 minutes. Beat in the egg until well combined.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and stir to combine.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix well.
Stir in the chocolate chunks and chips.
Line a 7x11 baking dish with parchment paper. Press the cookie dough into the dish.
Bake at 375 degrees for 28-30 minutes.
Cool in the pan on a cooling rack.

lightly adapted from Taste of Home