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Chocolate Chunk Bars

Rebecca | Roses & Whiskers
Soft, thick and chewy cookie bars loaded with chocolate chunks. Easy to make gluten free!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
cooling time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Servings 12 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour or substitute all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp butter extract
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chunks

Instructions
 

  • Lightly spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.
    whisked dry ingredients
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and yolk until fully incorporated. Then, mix in the extracts.
  • Stir half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture on low speed until just combined. Repeat with the remaining flour. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
    adding chocolate chunks to cookie dough
  • Spread the dough evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown all over.
    chocolate chunk bar dough spread evenly in pan
  • Let the bars cool completely in the pan, for about 2 hours. Then lift them out of the pan using the edge of the parchment paper. Cut into 12 bars using a serrated knife.
    cutting chocolate chunk bars with serrated knife
  • Store the bars in an airtight container. These are best if eaten within a few days, but they also freeze well. Enjoy!