Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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America’s favorite cookie gets a much-needed makeover (and a bit of a face-lift) with this healthy, whole wheat chocolate chip cookie bar recipe.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


As a healthy food blogger, I could’t be more thrilled to tell you about my dear friend Claire’s new cookbook, Eat Skinny, Be Skinny. Filled with 100 recipes all under 300 calories, you are going to fall in love with this cookbook.

Eat Skinny, Be Skinny

Claire and I had the opportunity to meet in person when she attended Taste of Michigan a few years ago.

Claire is a complete gem and I’m so excited for her to be sharing more of her creative, nutritious and inspiring recipes with the world.

Avocado brownies

As I read through the book, it was hard to pick favorites but these Coconut Avocado Brownies are definitely on top of my list.

Light Lemon Blueberry Scones

Can you believe these Lemon Blueberry Scones are good for you?

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - Eat Skinny Be Skinny

Since I could only share one recipe with all of you, I decided to select these Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Ooey, gooey, chocolate goodness that is completely guilt-free is always a win in my book.

Be sure to grab a copy of Eat Skinny, Be Skinny for more mouth-watering recipes that are not only delicious but easy on the waistline.

Your fork is waiting.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - Eat Skinny Be Skinny

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

4.80 stars average
America’s favorite cookie gets a much-needed makeover (and a bit of a face-lift) with this healthy, whole wheat recipe.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 35 minutes
Servings18

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 dash of salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • cup chopped walnuts
  • melted chocolate for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Beat the sugar, applesauce, butter, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla together in a stand mixer until creamy.
  • In another bowl,whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda together. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat. Use a spatula to push the batter on the sides down.
  • Remove from the mixer and stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Spread mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3.2gFat: 9.8gFiber: 1g
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31 responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars”

  1. Deborah Yacko Avatar
    Deborah Yacko

    I have 60% cacao chocolate chips. Will this be ok for this recipe?Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes absolutely! Enjoy!

  2. Lynda Avatar
    Lynda

    Can I substitute some of the sugar for baking Stevia?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Hi Lynda – I bet you could try using the swapping suggestions on the stevia bag but I know this recipe was designed for sugar so apologies in advance if it doesn’t work.

  3. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    These are going to be such a fun addition to my cookie jar!! Have a feeling they are going to become a weekly thang around here!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks Joanne!!

  4. Carol at Wild Goose Tea Avatar
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    Frankly they look too good and non resistible to be healthy too. It’s heartening to see that it can be done with flair.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you!

  5. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    The cookbook sounds interesting. I’d like to know if she includes savory recipes and if she includes nutrition information. Thanks.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes she does! Everything from sides to salads to mains! Also nutrition facts for each recipe. :)