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Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cookie Bars

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookie bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


You have to try these Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cookie Bars! Dark chocolate, pistachio butter and sea salt come together to make this perfect chewy masterpiece.



  • 2 cups (10 oz) shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 (12 oz) bag dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt


  1. Place 2 cups shelled pistachios into the work bowl of a food processor. Process for 10 minutes until smooth and creamy. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8 baking dish with foil, then coat generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. With a mixer, beat pistachio butter, softened butter, and both sugars on medium-high speed for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add flour and mix on low speed until just incorporated. Stir in dark chocolate chips. Press dough into prepare pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until top just starts to turn golden. Let bars cool completely in the pan set on a cooling rack before cutting. Middle may be slightly gooey when you first pull these bars out of the oven, but will set up as they cool. Top generously with a coarse finishing salt like kosher salt or fleur de sel.


I used shelled roasted and salted pistachios in this recipe. If you use unsalted pistachios, add 1/2 teaspoon salt to the flour before mixing into the dough.

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