Easy Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars for Game Day

Whether it’s Game Day or Monday, these Easy Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars are sure to be a hit! Even my family, who hates nuts in their cookies, loved these bars!

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars perfect for your Superbowl Party!! #thinkfisher

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So you guys are pretty special. TWO football treats in a row! Last week I shared my Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball recipe (shaped like a football) and today you get these cookie bars!

Let me first preface this with, if you hate nuts in your brownies and cookies, please keep reading. My family is normally very against me putting any kind of nut in our cookies and brownies, and yet, I LOVE them. The nuts and my family!

But these bars? Truly delicious. I took my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, changed it up a little and added some cocoa. These cookie bars resulted in a chewy brownie-ish treat. Chock full of chocolate chips, walnuts and almonds.

How to make Frosted Chocolate Cookie Bars

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars: chewy chocolate bars filled with walnuts and almonds topped with a fluffy chocolate almond frosting! #thinkfisher

I then proceeded to spread the most decadent chocolate almond frosting on these bars. Seriously, I could guzzle down a gallon of almond extract. Okay, no, I can’t. That would make me sick. But I do love to add it to baked goods. And frosting!

You can leave it there. A big batch of frosted cookie bars for family and friends for your Superbowl party.


Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars perfect for your Superbowl Party!! #thinkfisher

You can hike up the fun factor and make footballs! I used a 2 1/2 inch oval cutter for these football shaped cookie bars. So easy. And, with your leftover cookie bar scraps you can make this insanely delicious Chocolate Cake Shake. OMG, it’s great with brownies, cakes, you name it. Don’t knock it till you try it!

Still want footballs, but you don’t have a cookie cutter? (or you don’t want a plateful of cookie scraps?) Cut your bars into squares. When you pipe on your frosting, it will still have the cute football appearance.

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars perfect for your Superbowl Party!! #thinkfisher

So now tell me, do you like nuts in your baked goods? Try using Fisher Nuts, in the blue bag! I find them to have the perfect, fresh taste and crunch. Every time. Plus, they come in resealable packages!

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars perfect for your Superbowl Party!! #thinkfisher

This year while planning your game day menu, think Fisher.

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Yield: 48 cookie bars

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Delicious chocolate nut cookie bars!


For the cookie bars:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate baking cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Fisher chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Fisher sliced almonds

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk
  • 4 oz white chocolate bar, melted


  1. For the cookie bars, preheat oven to 375 degree F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with brown sugar for 2-3 minutes until fully combined.
  3. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Add flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Blend completely. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Drop cookie dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Using finger tips (dipped in flour) press cookie dough into pan evenly (dough will be sticky, so keep dipping those fingers in flour).
  5. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Do not overbake. Allow to cool completely in pan.
  6. Once cooled, cut cookie bars into desired shape, either squares or using a cookie cutter.
  7. For the frosting, beat butter for two minutes until soft and creamy. Add almond extract, cocoa, powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp milk. Beat for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy, adding more milk ifย needed.
  8. Pipe frosting onto cookies. If desired, sprinkle with extra sliced almonds. Or, if making footballs, place melted white chocolate into a ziploc bag. Snip off the corner and pipe "laces" onto the cookies. ENJOY

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 90mg Carbohydrates: 25g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 20g Protein: 2g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars: chewy chocolate bars filled with walnuts and almonds topped with a fluffy chocolate almond frosting! #thinkfisher

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars perfect for your Superbowl Party!! #thinkfisher

Recipe originally posted January 25, 2015

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41 comments on “Easy Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars for Game Day”

  1. That frosting! I will join you in drinking the gallon of almond extract. Then we can chow down on these together. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. These are adorable for Super Bowl ๐Ÿ™‚ Also I love nuts in almost everything. So I definitely didnt need convincing with this recipe!

  3. These are the cutest football bars, Aimee! I love your creativity! My husband and I take our game day snacks pretty seriously, so these sound like a perfect addition for next Sunday. Pinned!

  4. Looks SO good! I love the little football shaped brownies. perfect for the Super Bowl.

  5. LOVE! Anything chocolate with nuts is up my alley…and the footballs. So cute!

  6. Great cookie bars. Look scrumptious. I can’t wait to try them. thanks for sharing.

  7. I’m with you on the almond extract, Aimee! I just love it, and when people disagree I take it quite personally. ๐Ÿ™‚
    These are adorable! I love the football shapes especially. And that frosting. You are my frosting queen!

  8. You were a smart thinker, doing a regular bar and a football shaped one!! I’ll have to remember that concept!

  9. I remember dying over these on Instagram! The chocolate, the nuts, the ALMOND CHOCOLATE FROSTING. These are the most perfect brownies that my taste buds ever did see.

  10. So darn cute! The kids and adults will gobble these up at my superbowl party. Thanks for a great recipe!

  11. Get out of town with these. They are toooooo cute! I love nuts in EVERYTHING, so I’m totally sold on these!

  12. Holy deliciousness! Let’s see how many I can stuff in my mouth at once! The football shapes are adorable. Pinning!

  13. I love that you cut the cookie bars into shapes! I’ve got to give that a try!

  14. These are absolutely adorable and so perfect for my Super Bowl Sunday menu!

  15. I’m not a huge football fan, but I’d take some of these brownies!

  16. These are so fun! Perfect addition to the game day spread!

  17. These are so fun! I am excited to see such a great game day dessert recipe, because I always have so many salty and savory snacks on the menu. This is just what I needed!

  18. How cute are these?? Perfect for game day!

  19. I used to hate nuts in any baked goods and ice cream. But now I love ’em in baked goods! The cookies look great, Aimee! Those chocolate chunks, the nuts. Mmmm.

  20. If I were eating Football shaped brownies on Superbowl Sunday, I would not be bummed.

  21. Cute football treats make sitting for hours in front of the game so much more doable! Love all the goodness going on in these brownies…the nuts, the chocolate, the frosting ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Super cute and so delicious, Aimee! Love the chocolate ON chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ <3 yum

  23. I’m originally from the “no nuts in my baked goods” camp but I’ve been converting! These cookies bars look so decadent and delicious and the football shaped ones are sooo cuuute!

  24. This is my favorite kind of football.

  25. These are sooo cute! And also some of the most creative football snacks I have seen! Yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. These cookie bars look wickedly delicious and I totally am drooling over all that frosting. Wish I had one now!

  27. My wife just made a batch of these – except basketballs. Simply delicious!

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  30. Whipped up a batch of these last night and am officially addicted to them. The football idea was a huge hit with my kids when we prepared them for a birthday party. Thanks for sharing!

  31. I made a batch of these recently, they turned out to be AMAZING!

  32. Marsha

    These look absolutely amazing, can’t wait to try them!

  33. Karly

    These are so much fun I recommended them to my mom to make with my eldest daughter for the big game tomorrow and they are so excited! Can’t wait!

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