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Dark chocolate cookie bars spread out on a cutting board.

Dark Chocolate Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These chocolate chip cookie bars are so rich and gooey! The browned butter gives them great flavor and the dark chocolate chunks are like little pools of heaven. You can swap out milk or semi-sweet chocolate if that's more your speed, too.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy bar recipes, easy dessert recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 265kcal


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 ounces dark chocolate chopped (milk or semisweet can be substituted)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the butter to a small saucepan set over medium heat and cook until it melts. Whisk the butter constantly. It will foam and bubble.
  • Continue whisking until the butter has turned a golden brown color and smells nutty. Remove from the heat, let cool 5 minutes, and add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat the butter and sugars together until well combined. Stir in the egg and vanilla.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, baking soda, and salt. Stir into the butter mixture and mix until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
  • Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment or foil. Press the dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes exactly for bars with a gooey, underdone center. Bake a few minutes longer for firmer, more set bars.
  • Cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting, longer if you don't want your bars to fall apart.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2.3mg