Three cookie bars stacked on a white plate

Aphrodisiac Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

This recipe takes all the great flavor of a classic cookie bar and adds in some healthy, aphrodisiac ingredients.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookie Bars
Dish Type cookie
Cooking Style Baking
Diet and Health healthy-ish
Seasonal Christmas, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, Holiday season, Labor Day, Mother's Day
Ingredient Dark Chocolate Chips, oatmeal
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Created by Amy Reiley


  • 2/3 c rolled oats
  • 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 1/2 c apple sauce
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 oz dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 1/4 c chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease a 10 x 13-inch pan.
  2. Pulse the oats in a food processor or blender until they form a coarse flour.
  3. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  4. Cream the butter in the bowl of a mixer. Add the apple sauce, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Fold in the dark chocolate chunks and nuts. Spread into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  7. Cut into bars for serving.