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Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Cookie Bars

Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Cookie Bars are soft dark chocolate and pistachio cookie bars. These make a great salty and sweet treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookie bars, cookie bar recipe
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 2 1/4 cups dark brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt optional


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, beat dark brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour and baking powder until well blended. Stir in pistachios and 1 cup dark chocolate chips. Spread in pan.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and center is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Drizzle with melted chips and caramel sauce. Let stand until set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg