Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are loaded full of chocolate and tahini goodness. Tahini is swirled into a classic chocolate chip cookie dough with dark chocolate chips. The cookie dough is pressed into a pan and baked until golden brown and delicious. Then, the cookies are cut into bars and drizzled with melted chocolate. Each bite is subtly nutty and perfectly chocolatey. They will disappear before your eyes!
If you’ve never used tahini before, don’t fear! Here’s my opinion of it: it is a more subtle flavor than peanut butter and has less sweet undertones, but pairs perfectly in these cookie bars! I found mine at Trader Joe’s, but it is stocked in most grocery stores these days. If you don’t have tahini on hand and still want to make these cookie bars, peanut butter would work just as good!
Starting out, this cookie dough seems like a classic cookie dough. After the tahini is mixed in with the dark chocolate chips, the cookie dough is pressed into a 9×13 pan lined with parchment paper and baked until golden brown. You could serve them as one big cookie (count me in!), or wait patiently until they’ve cooled and cut them into equal-sized bars. Then, you can dip or drizzle them with additional melted chocolate! They quickly become festive. Decorative sprinkles could even be added!
When you drizzle the Tahini Chocoalte Chip Cookie Bars with melted chocolate, you can either keep it to the corners of the bars like I did, or drizzle the entire bar. Either option is equally as delicious!
Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are perfect for any time of the year and for any occassion. Since we are just around the corner from Christmas, they would make for an excellent choice for a cookie exchange or dessert for a crowd! How cute would these be with some red and green sprinkles? Or maybe silver and gold ones? Count me in!
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