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Chocolate Swirled Bars Recipe

Chocolate Swirled Bars Recipe

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 YIELD:39 servings



  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 82 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 211324
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5772807 188365
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5988682 118834
Reviewed 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 User ID: 681806 173980
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4154355 102711
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6371073 145734
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

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

lturley User ID: 3535324 188324
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2176410 169965
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

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

JBess User ID: 2735852 173977
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"I haven't tryed this recipe. How would they call it diabetic with 11/2 cups of brown and white sugar in the cookie dough?I would worry about severing this at church to diabetics."

mavarnee User ID: 4550634 104263
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"Family loved these, and so easy to make. I swirled with butterscotch chips. Yum!"

kedunham User ID: 2514710 118832
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"My son loved them. Mine didn't look as pretty, but that was probably my fault."

yides User ID: 4557887 173935
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"It looks delicioius i think i'm gonna make it for the next festive occasion, perhaps for... whatever will see already."

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