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chocolate chip pudding cookie bars

Recipe by
Teresa Jacobson
New Orleans, LA

This is a family favorite recipe that my kids love in whatever variation we try. Even with the kids on their own, it's still the go-to recipe for a guaranteed sweet-tooth fix.

yield 15 bars
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate chip pudding cookie bars

  • 2 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh ground flax seed (optional)
  • 1 c
    margarine or butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 c
  • 3.4 oz
    instant pudding mix (any flavor but vanilla or banana work well)
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 lg
  • 12 oz
    chocolate chips (any flavor)
  • 1 c
    nuts, chopped (optional)

How To Make chocolate chip pudding cookie bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2
    In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda and fresh ground flax seed. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a separate bowl, blend margarine, sugars (sugar substitutes can also be used), pudding mix, and vanilla; blend until creamy. Beat in eggs.
  • 4
    Gradually stir in flour mixture until almost blended. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts just until combined. Do not over mix!
  • 5
    Press dough into a 13x9 glass baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until light golden brown and dough is set. Cool completely before serving.
  • 6
    ***There are so many combinations to try. -Chocolate pudding mix with chocolate and peanut butter chips. -Coconut pudding mix with white chocolate chips and Macadamia nuts -Banana pudding mix with chocolate chips and pecans -Butterscotch pudding mix with butterscotch chips and pecans -Chocolate pudding mix with caramel chips or Reeses Pieces They're all so good! The possibilities are endless!

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