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Soft and Chewy Hazelnut Bars

Chewy Hazelnut Bars - A soft and chewy cookie bar with plenty of crunchy nuts and a simple chocolate topping.
Course Cookies/Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, hazelnut
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 25 cookie bars
Calories 244 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted hazelnuts roughly chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, folding to combine well.
  5. Fold in the chopped toasted hazelnuts. (Hazelnuts can be toasted in a single layer on a cookie sheet for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees F. Roll them on a clean tea towel to remove the skins. Roughly chop with a sharp knife.)
  6. Spread the cookie dough in a parchment lined or greased 9 inch square baking pan and bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees F. (325 for glass bake ware) A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. (This recipe is too large for an 8x8 pan. If you do not have a 9x9 pan you can multiply the entire recipe by 1 1/2 and use a 9x13 pan instead if you have one of those.)
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the surface of the baked squares. Let stand for 10 minutes until the chocolate chips melt and then spread the melted chocolate evenly over the surface of the cookies. Sprinkle with additional chopped toasted hazelnuts if you like.
  8. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares or bars. Store or freeze in airtight containers

Recipe Notes


The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Soft and Chewy Hazelnut Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie square)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.