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Chocolate Swirled Bars

These swirly chocolaty bars make a crunchy and elegant addition to any cookie tray—and couldn’t be easier! Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 15 min. + standing
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen



  • Press dough onto the bottom of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan (dough will be thin). Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  • Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to soften for a few minutes, then spread over bars. Drop spoonfuls of melted vanilla chips over top; cut through chocolate with a knife to swirl. Let stand until set. Cut into bars.

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  • chickluvs2cook
    Dec 30, 2018

    Easy, yummy and look impressive! I did use a store bought roll of cookie dough to make it even easier. Everyone loved them.

  • Kevin
    Oct 29, 2018

    Netizen, Quit spewing idiocy all over this wonderful recipe. You are the reason I cry myself to sleep every-night. Have you ever stopped and though "Gee, maybe I just stink at baking."? Get your head out of the gutter. Warm Regards, Kevin Monopoly

  • Joscy
    Jun 10, 2014

    REcipe saved1 agree with JBess regardings ugar carb. count. Recipes ought to clearly state that. EVen when recipe states **Diabetic friendly** it truly makes ya wonder if that's so.

  • hartlessd
    Dec 22, 2011

    I thought the cookie dough was a little dry and crumbly however a great idea and melting choc chips, smoothing over after coming out of the oven works splendidly however I use a full 12 oz on a 9x13 size dish. I also do the same melting chips on top of a dish of brownies!

  • cdunks
    Dec 22, 2011

    Not bad- endless variation you can do. I made a batch w/ m&m's and one with crushed heath bars

  • cleirer
    Dec 17, 2011

    If I am reading the directions correctly, you only use one portion of the Lightened Up Cookie Dough. Therefore, the Chocolate Swirled Bars recipe is only using 1/4 c of butter and 3/4 c of sugar plus the choc. chips.

  • Netizen
    Dec 16, 2011

    Have to agree with JBess. Hard to believe that cookie dough with 3 cups of sugar, topped with eve more sugar (two types of chocolate chips), could be healthy, much less diabetic friendly. Makes you wonder how accurate the other info is. I would love to see the recipes include the grams of sugar in each recipe!

  • finder211
    Dec 15, 2011

    I made these just using sugar cookie dough from the store and they turn out pretty good...

  • lturley
    Dec 15, 2011

    Sprinkle crushed pepermint candy canes on top of the chocolate before it sets and they taste even better! They look prety too!

  • cleancut747
    Dec 15, 2011

    didn't make it, but you could use the swirly stuff on graham crackers and cut out he cookie part