Brownies & Cookie Bars

Brownies or Bars? We Have Both! Discover a world of easy, decadent & delicious recipes – Fudgy Brownies, Brown Butter Blondies, & endless cookie bars (don’t miss the Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!). Something to bake for everyone!

Brown Butter Classic Blondie Recipe with Chocolate Chips

I posted my first blondie recipe more than a decade ago (see these Salted Caramel Blondies that are TO DIE for!!) and it’s taken me this long to give us just a pared-down, classic Brown Butter Blondie Recipe that’s buttery, chewy, fudgy, loaded with caramel flavor, easy to make and just 10 ingredients. Yes, sometimes we can have it all.…

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An overhead shop of brownies with sea salt flakes over the tops.

The Best Ever Fudgy Brown Butter Brownies Recipe

Everything that browned butter touches is pretty magical, but these Brown Butter Brownies are SPECTACULAR. I’m talking beyond, toe-curling magical. They have so much flavor. I was worried that the chocolate would overpower the brown butter (and make the effort worthless) and WOW, was I surprised. These fudgy brownies are perfectly chewy, perfectly fudgy and just honestly, my new ultimate…

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Foolproof Crinkly Fudgy Brownies

These are my absolute FAVORITE Foolproof Crinkly Fudgy Brownies (with a shiny top!)! This brownie recipe is mixed and baked in under an hour and will without fail give you that beautiful, glossy, paper-thin top. The texture of the edge brownie pieces is more chewy and they get more fudge-like the closer you get to the center — so good.…

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Ultimate Skillet Brookies

Are we ready for the Ultimate Skillet Brookies or what? Picture the most delicious brown butter chocolate chip cookie dough (inspired by my fav Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie dough) you’ve ever had (go ahead, imagine it) and it’s mingling right next to some rich, fudge-like brownies and that my friends, that is exactly what this ultimate brookie recipe is.…

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close up shot of a vegan brownie

Vegan Peppermint Brownies

These brownies are one-bowl, loaded with holiday flavor (and flair) and secretly vegan! Made with pantry staples and minimal fuss, I was able to partner with my friends, my favorites: CA Prunes to bring you these festive brownies. I have some other fun vegan and/or gluten-free recipes for you to check out: Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip…

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A close up of a s'mores cookie bar

Chewy S’mores Cookie Bars

I love coming up with new s’mores recipes and this year it’s these Chewy S’mores Cookie Bars! We start with a classic brown sugar and vanilla-heavy cookie dough base. On top of that, we layer whole graham crackers, marshmallow fluff (also called cream), chocolate chips and the remaining cookie dough. These are soft, chewy cookies bars that taste just like…

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Delicious Five-Spice Prune Bars

As promised, these Delicious Five-Spice Prune Bars are the second recipe using a spiced prune jam (you can see the first one here); both done in collaboration with the lovely people over at California Prunes! The Flaky Danishes use a spiced prune jam…so if Chinese five-spice powder isn’t your jam, then head over there for the version with cinnamon and…

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Pumpkin Caramel Bars with Marshmallow Meringue

Caramel Pumpkin Bars with Toasted Meringue

Where to start on the deliciousness of Caramel Pumpkin Bars with Toasted Meringue?! This pumpkin base is pulled from the pages of The Cookie Book. I had forgotten how delicious it was/is…and it is beyond words. Soft, airy, beautiful crumb. Everything you’re looking for in a bar cookie that’s really a cake…if we’re being honest here. Next up is a…

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Peppermint Bark Bars | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Chewy Peppermint Cookie Bars

What are Chewy Peppermint Cookie Bars? I’m so glad you asked… Picture your very favorite chocolate chip cookie dough without chocolate chips or chunks (this is important). Three-fourths of the cookie dough is pressed into an 8X10 baking pan and then covered in chocolate peppermint ganache (yup)and then drizzles of white chocolate ganache. The whole lot gets showered in crushed…

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Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies with Coffee Ganache

We need chocolate and hazelnuts and coffee in our life. Right now. Full stop. These chocolate hazelnut brownies come together so quick…in a flash. All your wet ingredients mingle together in a make-shift double boiler so that the chocolate and sugars get all melt-y and delicious. A quick whisk of the dry ingredients (and a sift if you’re feeling frisky,…

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Brown Butter Muscovado Chocolate Chunk Bar Cookies Recipe | DisplacedHousewife

Chewy & Fudgy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies

Feeling excited about these Chewy & Fudgy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from The Cookie Book that need a spot on your table. Picture the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe that’s morphed into a thick bar with the chewy, gooey-ness of a brownie, heaps of caramel notes from the brown butter and muscovado and crowned with a shiny, crisp…

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White Chocolate Fudge Brownies

I wanted some very festive holiday brownies and these White Chocolate Fudge Brownies DELIVERED! The perfect fudge brownies get swirled with melted white chocolate (pre-bake) and then, if you’re feeling it, you can effortlessly drop pistachios and fresh cranberries over the top. If you’re not feeling holiday-ish, feel free to omit or swap in other fun flavors (raspberries?!). If you’re…

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with Caramel

Good morning loves. I hope this finds you well, rested and happy. If not, I hope we’re working on it with some tea…maybe morning stretches or binge-watching your favorite shows. It all works. You’ll get there. I want you to think about this: melty ice cream and glossy pools of chocolate encased in a giant, chewy, slightly undercooked chocolate chip skillet…

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Salted Rye Brownies

Have we talked about how linear I am? I like to focus on one thing, see it through until completion and then I’m ready for the next project. Currently, I’m working on four different projects andddd…it’s a lot. For me. It’s all great…it’s just an adjustment for my brain. And both of my kids have been sick for what feels…

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Fudgy Peppermint Brownies Recipe

This Fudgy Peppermint Brownies Recipe is actually my favorite Foolproof Crinkly Fudgy Brownies (the best brownies!) but jazzed up with a heap of peppermint flavor and a luscious layer of dark chocolate ganache. To really maximize the candy cane flavor, crushed peppermint candies are sifted so you have chunks of peppermint candies as well as peppermint ‘dust’ (see step-by-step photos…

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Slices of strawberry brownies

Balsamic Strawberry Brownies

I like brownies. No, check that. I love brownies. The only flaw in brownies, as far as I can see, is the fact that we always make them in that annoyingly small 8X8 pyrex dish. At my house that only feeds four of us. I’m just being completely honest with you guys. One way to get more mileage out of the…

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tahini brownies with black + tan sesame sprinkles

I think the masses out there are going to be divided on these tahini brownies. Not by the taste, but the sound of it. I think half of you are going to say, ‘Hell to the NO!’ And I think the other half are going to say, ‘I love tahini with chocolate!’ To the first group, I say settle down.…

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