Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a Pretzel Crust

By Maria Lichty

Pin Recipe50
This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our day was a little crazy. We were expecting Josh’s family to be with us from California, but they missed their flight due to a sick baby. Josh’s mom still made it so we enjoyed our Thanksgiving feast with just the four of us. Well, the story gets better because Josh’s family decided the baby was well enough to travel so they got in the car and started driving. They arrived late last night. We are grateful they made it here safely. We are going to celebrate Thanksgiving again today-we have plenty of food leftover:) We are just happy we can spend time with our family this weekend. Now, on to the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a Pretzel Crust. These cookie bars are a must make!

I recently made these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a Pretzel Crust for Tasty Kitchen. They are the perfect cookie bar for sweet and salty lovers. I know you are probably still experiencing a pie hangover, but make sure you save this recipe for later. It is a winner! The sweet and salty combo is divine. I love the crunchy pretzel crust. Thanks Laurie, from Simply Scratch, for a wonderful recipe! For step-by-step photos and the recipe, visit Tasty Kitchen.

Get the best of the best!
4 Recipes Guaranteed to be New Favorites


I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
Read More

Desserts Cookies Bars

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Leave a comment

  1. These bars look heavenly delicious. Though in Portugal we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving (therefore we’re not felling hangover over food), I’m definitely going to give these guys a try!
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂

  2. Oh the sweet and salty combo has gotta be fabulous! And the texture contrast, too. PERFECT!

  3. Yay! I’m glad they were able to make it 🙂 was following on Twitter and was bummed for you guys but I’m glad it worked out in the end 🙂

    salty sweet is a delicious combo!

  4. Maria, that’s great news! I was so sad for you when I saw your tweet about Josh’s family not being able to make it. How wonderful that you get to spend the weekend with them after all. These cookie bars look fantastic. I’ll be heading over to TK to check them out.

  5. I’m so glad everyone made it to your place safely and I hope you have a great second Thanksgiving!

    I am such a sucker for sweet and salty…these would be dangerous. Which is exactly why I must make them.

  6. I’ve always been a fan of mixing both sweet and salty flavors together. This is definitely something i would enjoy and try.

  7. I pretended not to have two leftover desserts in the fridge and made these tonight, past 10 pm, because salty + sweet sounded like just the thing! I had everything on hand, and I’m trying a half pan.

  8. These bars look fantastic. I am already a huge fan of chocolate chip cookie bars, so adding the pretzel crust will definitely take them over the top. 🙂 I have to say I don’t know how you manage to keep up with this blog, entertain relatives, and take care of that adorable baby, you are truly super mom. Thanks for all of the great recipes. My coworkers and family have enjoyed them all.

  9. Glad you had a good holiday and that Josh’s family was able to make it! These bars sound wonderful – I know I’d love them!

  10. Somehow I missed these on TK, I will have to get the recipe, they look so amazing. Glad your family made it safely and that you had a great Thanksgiving.

  11. What a great idea for a salty and sweet combination! I’m glad you got to get together with family, especially since there were babies involved. Its always so fun to get little ones together.

  12. Pretzels and chocolate are one of my favorite duos. I’d almost be tempted to drizzle white chocolate over the top just to make sure it was extra sugary! Yummy recipe.

  13. These sound awesome. I can never get enough of the sweet and salty combo. When you add chocolate even better. Glad you got to spend the holidays with your family!

  14. I can resist that sweet salty combination, especially when there’s chocolate involved!

  15. I love the salty sweet combo. Definitely bookmarking this for later! Glad Josh’s family made it to spend the weekend!

  16. I discovered cookie and pretzel combos for the first time last year and haven’t grown tired of them since. It’s soooo good, having that slightly crunchy, salty undertone. Mmm.

    And I actually thought these were brownies at first because the middle looked rather dark. Delicious.

  17. These were really good but I felt like I lost a lot of the pretzels on the bottom of the parchment paper when I started cutting them. They still were really good. Any ideas to try to get them to stick better?

  18. Are you supposed to measure 3 1/2 cups of pretzels then crush them, or crush the pretzels first and measure the crumbs to equal 3 1/2 cups? I did the former (as it would appear from the recipe instructions) and my crust seemed a little soggy. Still, the bars were delicious!

  19. I made these today and absolutely loved them! I measured the pretzels after I crushed them. I cooled completely and most of the pretzels did stay stuck to the bottom. Delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  20. Made these last night for a holiday party! Turned out great, though I didn’t read correctly and did three and a half cups of crushed pretzels instead of whole….very messy but I popped them in the freezer for a bit and they look and taste great this morning!