Sweetness: Chocolate Chip Dream Bars

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These Chocolate Chip Dream Bars are a new favorite in our house!  They're so easy and are like chocolate chip cookies on steroids!  Every now and then, we’re fortunate enough to have God put people in our paths that in the instant we meet them, we feel like we’ve know them our whole lives.  It’s like in one second you’ve known them forever and know that you’ll be lifelong friends.  Isn’t that an amazing and wondrous feeling?  Those people are few and far between.  But for me, one of those people is my buddy Christy Jordan.  From the moment we met, we were fast friends.  And it’s like I can’t ever remember us not being friends.  She is a constant and consistent supporter and is always there when I need talk, or vent, or just to say something silly.  Now, I’ll keep it from getting too sappy, but I think it’s important to point out that our friendship goes well beyond our blogs and extends to a true friendship that is immeasurable.  All that said, cracking open the spine on her new cookbook, Sweetness, was an amazing thing for me.  I got the unbelievable chance to get to see a preview copy long before it hit the shelves.  In fact, I think I got to see it even before Christy did.  In true Christy fashion this is a book that fills your belly and feeds your soul.  If you’re a fan, then you must add this one to your collection.  It’s packed with the most amazing sweets and desserts that you could imagine.  Christy is an encourager and the inspiration and encouragement you’ll get from this book is boundless.

These Chocolate Chip Dream Bars are a new favorite in our house!  They're so easy and are like chocolate chip cookies on steroids!  Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of Christy’s favorite recipes from this new book so y’all can get a glimpse of all the sweetness that’s in store.  First up are these Chocolate Chip Dream Bars.  And dreamy they are!   They’re easy to put together and super impressive.  And if you’re a fan of chocolate, you’ll fall madly in love with these babies.  Think chocolate chip cookies on steroids!  And when so many baking recipes call for a laundry list of ingredients, this one only calls for 8.  I like that a LOT!  🙂

These Chocolate Chip Dream Bars are a new favorite in our house!  They're so easy and are like chocolate chip cookies on steroids!

I’m also going to give you a chance to win a copy of Christy’s new book, Sweetness, in each of these posts, so be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of these posts to enter for your chance to win!

Chocolate Chip Dream Bars
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Serves: 20 bars
  • Nonstick cooking spray, for coating the baking pan
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups baking mix (such as Bisquick)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly coat a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the sweetened condensed milk with 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. (Alternatively, melt together in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth.)3 Place the melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, and baking mix in a medium-size bowl and stir until well combined. Stir in the remaining 1 cup chocolate chips. 4 Spread two-thirds of the batter in the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the melted chocolate mixture on top and spread to the sides. Drop spoonfuls of the remaining batter over the top. 5 Bake until golden brown on top, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars.
Chocolate Chip Dream Bars will keep, in an airtight container at room temperature, for up to 5 days.

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  1. Cindy Bills says:

    I’m easing into the holiday madness, one recipe at a time LoL

  2. I love making bars- you get the taste of chewy cookies with way less effort! I can’t wait to make these!

  3. Donna Miller says:

    I love making all sorts of goodies, cakes have been my go to recently though.

  4. Cookies are my favorite thing to bake or cakes in simple 9×13 pans.

  5. Cupcakes are my favorite!

  6. My favorite thing to make is Christy’s Pound Cake from her Aunt but I haven’t tried the sauce she puts on it yet!

  7. Naomi Satterfield says:

    Would love to have A copy of Christys new book.If i lived closer I would surely sign up for your classes. Good luck and God bless you Stacy.

  8. Wow! Looks awesome! Everything Christy makes sounds, and usually is! At least what I’ve tried!

    Love you both!

  9. I love baking cookies and bars! I’m amping up my list for holiday baking!

  10. Debbie Caraballo says:

    I love to cook and bake….but I really love to bake cakes. Dense pound cakes, sheet cakes, layer cakes, and poke cakes! It’s been a passion of mine since the age of twelve. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful cookbook!

  11. Audrey Helvy says:

    My favorite sweet treat is definitely a brownie with nuts! Love your blog, Stacy.

  12. Gosh these sound yummy…
    I’m making a few things for the holidays that I found on Christy’s site. I love baking cookies.. so quick
    thanks for sharing this !!

  13. Valerie LeMasters says:

    I love making cookies for my grandchildren and I think they love that I do. My husband loves cakes and I`ve made my share of those too!!

  14. I enjoy making brownies Everyone likes brownies. Cupcakes and cookies are at the top of my list too. Love to see the smiles on my grandkids faces when I pull the sweets out! Thanks for the chance to win Christy’s new book

  15. Bar cookies are my favorite sweet to bake!

  16. My favorite thing to make is cookies.

  17. Love easy recipes and these look wonderful.

  18. Rhonda Brewer says:

    I already have a copy of my own, but would love to win a copy for a friend. And, these dream bars look wonderful!!

  19. Vicky Hadley says:

    I love making all sweets, with my favorite being cakes 🙂

  20. Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are a favorite in our household! Can’t wait to try these!

  21. Michelle Padgett says:

    I love to make brownies. I love them– but my 3 and 5 year old think I am the best mom ever when they smell that chocolatey goodness in the air.

  22. Catherine Aders says:

    My favorite sweet to make would probably be a cake or a bar cookie. Baking all in one pan is much easier than scooping out cookie dough, especially with a toddler running around 🙂

  23. This is one of favorite bar cookies to make! Yummy!

  24. Brownies

  25. Tis the season and time for a new cookbook. You are so generous and thanks for all your great comments and of course, your wonderful recipes.

  26. Brenda Higgins says:

    I love Christy’s recipes, can’t wait to try this one.

  27. Yum, Y U M YUM! I can’t wait to bake these little morals of W O N D E R F U L up! WOWEEEEEE!
    My fave to bake is ANYTHING, LOL! Whatever can be done in an ove and comes out ‘lishous!

  28. Kellie Warren says:

    I like to make cakes, my husband loves pound cakes and i have a TON of them that I make, but my favorite to eat are bars of any kind, pumpkin bars, brownie bars, carmel cheesecake bars.. so, I make a lot of those too. My husband is the pie maker in our family and they are not only delicious but the are beautiful. Its funny because he works sooo hard on them and they are amazingly pretty so we all feel a little bad about cutting into them. Not that bad though. 😉

  29. I love to bake but I guess pies and cobblers are my favs!

  30. Sharon Cof says:

    Sweetness and Chocolate Dream Bars, heavenly combination.

  31. Kirchner Sandie says:

    I just love your skillet carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. It’s my husbands favorite! That’s the one he asks for. Thanks!

  32. I love butterscotch fingers!!

  33. Peggy Lombardo says:

    Your recipes, and Christy’s, keep my family happily fed! I’d love to have a copy of her new book!

  34. These look delicious! Christy AND you have the best recipes!

  35. I love to make cookies!

  36. Those look so good.

  37. Catherine Keller says:

    I love to make cookies, but ANYTHING sweet is good by me!!

  38. Lynnette Lamance says:

    I love making fruit pies

  39. Easy chocolate eclair dessert. YUM! A family favorite when some chocolate and something cool is in order.

  40. Patsy Coats says:

    I love cookies and pie.

  41. I love baking sweets. Brownie, cookies, cakes and pies. I really enjoy Christi’s website.
    She is a real inspiration and a godly woman.

  42. I love baking cookies and bars for the holidays! My list is together, and I will begin this weekend. I hope to win Christy’s newest cookbook — love her website!

  43. I bet this is an awesome cookbook of Christy’s.

  44. Deb Harris says:

    My favorite sweets to make are all types of cookies. Chocolate chip are probably my all time fave. I love this giveaway. I’ve followed her for several years & have 2 of her books. I’d be thrilled to win this.

  45. These look scrumptious!!!

  46. I love bar type deserts, this one sounds yummy and easy win-win combination !!

  47. Mandee Pate says:

    Thanks for the giveaway

  48. Thanks for the chance to win! I love Christy!

  49. MIKE GILLILAND says:

    i would love to win the new cook book
    my favorite cookie to make i peanut butter cookies.

  50. I love all southern recipes. Have many and would love more. My sweet thing is Banana Bread it is gone before you know it:)

  51. Auntiepatch says:

    I tend to go with cookies or brownies.

  52. Desserts are my favorite to make. Cakes especially. Love your blog/book and Christy’s!

  53. Patricia mccurry says:

    I plan to make these bars real soon.I love christys blog and her recipes and I would love to win her cookbook.have a blessewd day

  54. Brownies for my granddaughter!

  55. When I’m craving something sweet I often make a fruit cobbler. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Christys newest book.

  56. Trudy McFall says:

    I’m loving this recipe because it uses Bisquick.

  57. Karen Boehlert says:

    My favorite things to bake are apple crisp, pie, and cookies


  59. Debbie Thomas says:

    Look delivious

  60. Kathy Webb says:

    I am making these tomorrow – sounds great!!!

  61. Mississippi Mud is my favorite sweet.

  62. I love carrot cake and enjoy making cakes!

  63. Claudia Davis says:

    I love my recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars.

  64. Cobblers and crisps are my favorite sweets to make.

  65. Tracey Pullum says:

    My favorite sweets to make are pastries, like cream puffs, followed by cookies!

  66. These look yummy! Too bad I didn’t check my email sooner or I would have made these for the school bake sale that is tomorrow!

  67. I love to bake and my favorite is making cookies, especially at Christmas time
    when I make tons of cookies for everyone as a sweet treat for gifts. Oh my do I
    love to bake cookies and eat them too anytime!

  68. I love to make brownies!

  69. You know, I can’t choose just one thing I love to make…I loooove baking cookies, cakes, brownies/bars, cupcakes, and Key lime and cherry cream cheese pies. Variety is the spice of life!

  70. Tonya Basko says:

    I love to bake cookies!!!!
    But brownies and cakes are a close second!

  71. I would dearly love to win this book to give as a gift to add some Sweetness to someone’s life!!!!!

  72. I adore Christy’s and Stacey’s recipes because each recipe is simple yet totally yummy!

  73. One of my new favorite sweets is Christy’s Mud Hen bars. That’s some amazing deliciousness!

  74. I love Christy’s recipes – simple but delicious!

  75. Sounds like an absolutely delicious and rich recipe! LOVE IT!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  76. Sharyl Wolter says:

    Probably cake, because it’s so fast!

  77. I can’t wait to try this recipe! I am a cookbook collector, and would LOVE to add Christy’s cookbook to my collection.
    Thank you so much for giving us cooks a chance to win such a treasure!

  78. Thanks for the chance to win Christy’s new book Sweetness

  79. I love baking cookies, especially anything that have oatmeal in it.

  80. PoopseyMarie says:

    Yes please! These are definitely on my list of things to make soon. Thanks Stacey, for a chance to win!

  81. looks yummy! I will definitely be making these. My favorite thing to bake is peach cobbler.

  82. I love brownies and they MUST have nuts in them. Also, peach cobbler.

  83. Brownies are my favorite, followed closely by pies, then cookies! I do have quite a sweet tooth 😉

  84. I love to make a good pound cake!!

  85. I love making brownies.These bars look and sound delish! I cannot wait to try this recipe. 

  86. Just love trying recipes from your site. Keep the sweets coming…

  87. These sound delicious! Can’t wait to try them. And aren’t good friends great????

  88. I like most anything Christy has a recipe for!

  89. These sound yummy and will be next on my list to bake.

  90. These look delicious! I love cakes, cookies and pies. 🙂 Thank you for sharing. Christy’s recipes are always tasty.

  91. I love brownies, blondies and cupcakes.

  92. Bars!

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