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Chocolate Walnut Butter Tart Bars

Chocolate Walnut Butter Tart Bars

These Chocolate Walnut Butter Tart Bars are so easy to make and combine the flavor of butter tarts with crunchy walnuts and chocolate chips. YUM!
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 dozen cookie bars
Author Barry C. Parsons


For the bottom layer

  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup salted butter

For the top layer

  • cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To make the bottom layer

  1. Using your hands, rub together the ingredients for the bottom layer until well blended and crumbly.
  2. Press evenly into the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch square pan that has been lightly greased and lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes before pouring on the topping.

To make the top layer

  1. Mix together all the ingredients for the top layer well and pour over baked base.
  2. Reduce oven to 325 degrees F and return to the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool completely before cutting. These will cut best after they have been refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

I cut square pans of cookie bars in 4 rows by 6 rows to yield 2 dozen.