Looking for a tasty way to combine your love of chocolate and walnuts? These Chocolate and Walnut Cookie Bars are a perfect solution. Flavored with Dark Cocoa Candy Melts candy and cocoa powder, these cookie bars certainly don’t skimp on the chocolate flavor! The walnuts give these cookies a nice texture and flavor, but you can also use peanuts or omit nuts entirely if desired. A favorite with kids and adults alike, these chocolate and walnut cookies are sure to get you on the nice list this year!
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13 in. x 9 in. pan with vegetable pan spray.
In medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Melt Dark Cocoa candy following package instructions. Stir into butter and sugar mixture. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in ½ cup chopped walnuts. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining walnuts and sprinkles, over top.
Bake 28-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Remove to cooling grid; cool completely.