Brownies & Bars

Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – Deliciously thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars stuffed with a creamy chocolate fudge centre. These bars take cookies to a whole new level!

A sideview of Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars stacked on top of each other.

Take my favourite chocolate chip cookies and my easy chocolate fudge, combine them together, and you have these incredibly delicious chocolate chip cookie bars stuffed with chocolate fudge – perfection! 

These cookie bars are so thick, chewy, and crispy, while the centre is a soft and creamy fudge. They pair so wonderfully together – you’re gonna love them, and will want to share them with everyone! Or not. 😉

A close-up of a small stack of Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.

A stack of Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.

Ingredients for Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:

  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Caster/granulated sugar
  • Large egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips

For the chocolate fudge centre, you’ll need:

  • Chocolate: You can use milk, dark, or semi-sweet.
  • Sweetened condensed milk

To make and assemble these cookie bars, simply make the cookie dough as instructed below. Press half of the cookie dough into an 8×8-inch square baking tray lined with foil or parchment paper.

For the fudge, melt the chocolate in the microwave, then stir in the sweetened condensed milk. Pour into the pan, on top of the cookie layer, and spread out evenly. Top with the remaining cookie dough.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool completely in the pan, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing into bars.

TIP: As soon as you’ve removed the pan from the oven, place it into the freezer for 2 hours. This will speed up the cooling time, and you’ll get neat, clean slices!

A close-up view of a stack of Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.

Question: Do you prefer the soft, chewy middle slices, or do you reach for those deliciously crisp edges? ↓

A stack of Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a bar leaning up against the stack.

These Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are:

  • deliciously thick and chewy
  • quick and easy to throw together
  • bursting with flavour
  • stuffed with a creamy chocolate fudge
  • perfect for sharing! (Only if you want to, of course) 🙂

Want to make these bars ahead of time? You can make them, keep them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze them for up to 3 months. Now you can have these bars at any given time. Wait… that could be bad. 😉

I hope you, your family and friends will love these bars just as much as we do! ♥

A Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar being picked up by hand from the stack.

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More delicious bars to try next!

Enjoy! 🙂


A close-up view of a stack of Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.
5 from 2 votes
Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Yields: 16 bars
Calories: 306 kcal
Deliciously thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars stuffed with a creamy chocolate fudge centre. These bars take cookies to a whole new level!
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Ingredients
For the Cookie
  • 2 cups plain/all-purpose flour 250g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 115g, melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar 100g
  • 1/4 cup caster/granulated sugar 50g
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 175g
For the Fudge
  • 6 oz chocolate (milk, dark, or semi-sweet) 175g, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk 7oz/198g
Instructions
For the Cookie
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. Whisk together the butter and sugars until combined. Add the egg, and vanilla, and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  4. Press half of the dough into the prepared pan.
For the Fudge
  1. Place the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Add the condensed milk, and whisk until combined.

  2. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan, and smooth out the top. Place the remaining cookie dough on top and sprinkle with extra chocolate chips.

  3. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top. Allow to cool completely in the pan on wire rack. Refrigerate or freeze for at least 2 hours before cutting into bars.

Notes

Bars stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

The calories are an estimate only

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenn
    10th August 2018 at 2:25 pm

    These are so totally luxe and I love that I have all the ingredients handy! Fabulous recipe!

  • Reply
    Sues
    10th August 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I love chocolate chip cookie bars as is, but stuffed with fudge?? omg a million times more delicious! These are awesome!!

  • Reply
    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    11th August 2018 at 4:34 pm

    oh no Marsha! I’m keeping these beauties all to myself. Loving how melty that fudgy center looks. Too irresistible to resist.

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