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These easy Chocolate Pistachio Cookie Bars come together in a flash, for a simple, yet luxurious dessert that’s great for a crowd! With a quick and simple crust and a gooey pistachio nut and chocolate texture, these irresistible pistachio squares are always a hit.


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Delicious and Shareable Pistachio squares!

These super-easy cookie bars will have you coming back for seconds of dessert! Loaded with chocolate chips and salty, nutty pistachios- these decadent treats couldn’t be easier to make!

chocolate pistachio cookie bars

Looking for more great dessert ideas?

Why not try my Pear and Fig GaletteBanana Chocolate Chip Upside Down CakePear Crumb Coffee Cake, or Coconut Caramel Apple Cake!

pistachio cookie bars on cooling rack

To make these super-easy Cookie Bars, you will need:

  • All-purpose flour.
  • Light brown sugar, or granulated sugar.
  • Melted butter.
  • Some ground ginger.
  • Some ground cinnamon.
  • One beaten egg.
  • A can of sweetened condensed milk.
  • Some vanilla extract.
  • Semisweet chocolate chips.
  • Shelled pistachios, or shell them by hand, if you’re into that sort of thing.
making the cookie bar crust

Making the crust for the pistachio squares

To make the crust, simply whisk together the flour, spices and brown sugar, then stir in the melted butter with a fork until well combined. I like to melt my butter in a microwave-safe liquid measure on high for about 45 seconds to a minute.

Once the crust is all moistened and crumbly- you’ll press it into a parchment paper lined 9×12 baking dish into an even, firm layer. Bake that off at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

cookie bar filling

While the crust gets it’s bake on, Whisk up the egg, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. Fold in the chocolate chips and pistachios, and wait on that crust. Once it’s out of the oven- pout that glorious goo all over, using a spatula or spoon to spread it evenly.

Pop the baking dish back into the oven for an additional 25 minutes, until the filling is set.

The hardest part? Waiting for the bars to cool so you can cut them and dig in!

chocolate pistachio cookie bars

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Chocolate Pistachio Cookie Bars

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate chip, cookie bar, pistachio



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar*
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/4 tsp powdered cinnamon


  • 1 egg
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios*


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Spray a 9×12 baking dish with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
    3. Make the crust: Whisk together dry ingredients. Add melted butter and stir with a fork until well incorporated. Pour into lined baking sheet and press with hands until firm and evenly spread out.
    4. Bake for 15 minutes.
    5. While the crust bakes, make the filling: Whisk together egg, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla until well combined.
    6. Fold pistachios and chocolate chips.
    7. Once crust is finished baking, carefully pour filling on top and spread evenly.
    8. Return dish to the oven and bake for 25 minutes until filling is set.
    9. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
    10. Cut into squares and serve! Once cooled completely, store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 5 days.


If you don’t have light brown sugar, regular sugar is fine!

Walnuts or Pecans are a great sub for pistachios if you don’t have them on hand for this recipe!

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