Chocolate Nut Bars Recipe
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Chocolate Nut Bars Recipe

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When I ask my husband what he would like me to bake, he often asks for these fudgy, nutty bars. They are his favorite! —Lisa Darling, Scottsville, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 209 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add the flour, sugar and salt; beat just until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set and edges begin to brown.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine milk and 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips. Cook and stir until chips are melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Spread mixture over crust.
  3. Combine the nuts and milk chocolate chips with the remaining semisweet chocolate chips and crumb mixture. Sprinkle over filling. Bake 15-20 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Nut Bars in Taste of Home February/March 2009, p54

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"Scrumptious!! I baked the crust, then managed to burn the milk and chocolate chip mixture while looking for pecans. Went to the store for milk, chocolate chips....and pecans. Proceeded as recipe then the crust had cooled. I mixed the nuts, chips and remaining dough and sprinkled problems after that, except keeping myself away from the yummy bars until dessert time! A definite keeper."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"My husband really liked these. The only problem was the chocolate chips and nuts fell off when they were cut. I just put them in a bowl and my husband snacked on it!"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"Amazingly delicious! I substituted pecans for all the different nuts and they were incredible. A definite keeper"

Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"Missed the rating part on my post!"

Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"This recipe was in a "Special Edition" I purchased this past winter, 2012. Made it for a Tea Luncheon of 34 people and it was an absolute hit!! Lots of people asked if I would share the recipe. We are snow birds and magazine was left in FL. HAD to make these for my grandson's graduation party and looked for it online by ingredients for 4 hours - that's how worth it they are. Enjoy!"

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