Treats like these crunchy, perfectly soft, chewy Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookie Bars don’t last long in our house. These “I Love You” treats are not just your average chocolate chip cookie bars…they come fully loaded with hugs, smiles, and lots of kisses. Be alert and ready for incoming affection!
Rich layers of decadent flavors make these chocolate cherry cookie bars a very special thank you or a “just because I Love You” gift. Plus they’re very pretty too! Double win!!!
You also have more control over the final appearance of the cookie cake making them perfect for a gift, birthday party, or any kind of special get-together.
What’s in this Delicious Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookie Bar Recipe?
As you know you can add just about anything to a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe…and you can make just about any cookie recipe into a cookie bar creation. I basically used my chocolate covered cherry oatmeal cookie recipe as the inspiration for these awesome chocolate cherry chunk cookie bars.
No, in fact, it would make this thick dough hard to press out. By making cookie bars instead of individual cookies you just eliminated the chill stage.
Can You Freeze Cooked Cookie Bars for Later?
Yes! If you make a lot of treats around the holidays I would think this step would be a great time saver. I would let them cool completely before you pop them in a freezer bag or freezer safe storage dish.
How Long do They Stay Fresh at Room Temperature?
I would imagine like all fresh homemade cookies they would last about 3 days stored in an air tight container. But to make them last that long in my house I would have to find a pretty secret hiding place!!
Additional Ingredients That Would be Delish in Cookie Bars
White Chocolate Chips or Chunks
Pecans, Walnuts, Macadamia Nuts
Chocolate Covered Raisins
Chocolate Covered Blueberries
Yogurt Covered Raisins
The list is endless!
Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookie Bars
Deliciously decadent cookie bar that satisfies all the wants during a yummy dessert craving. Great for a special gift!