Chocolate Chip & Pretzel Cookie Bars

These cookie bars are the perfect balance of salt and sweet

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Servings 32 squares
Calories 198 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 ounce bag bittersweet chocolate chips or semisweet, if you prefer
  • cups mini pretzel twists coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips for drizzling (optional)
  • ¼ cup peanut butter for drizzling (optional)
  • ¼ cup pretzels crumbled, for topping (optional)
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  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2. In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt. Using a mixer, beat the butter and both sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla extract. On low speed, beat in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and pretzel pieces.
  3. 3. Spread the batter evenly in the pan and press it down evenly with a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool completely.
  4. 4. In separate sandwich size baggies, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Cut off a small corner on each bag and drizzle the chocolate and peanut butter over the top of the bars. Sprinkle the extra crushed pretzels on top. Let set and then cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip & Pretzel Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.