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

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 ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate baking cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Fisher chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup Fisher sliced almonds

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ 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 if 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: 225Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

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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

**This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fisher Nuts. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Comments & Reviews

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

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

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

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. These are adorable for Super Bowl 🙂 Also I love nuts in almost everything. So I definitely didnt need convincing with this recipe!

  11. That frosting! I will join you in drinking the gallon of almond extract. Then we can chow down on these together. 🙂

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