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buttermilk bars on small cake stand.

Buttermilk Bars with Chocolate Chips

A simple bar made with pantry ingredients is a sweet and tasty way to use that last dab of buttermilk. Between a cookie, cake and blondie in texture, your whole family will love these treats!
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 20 bars
Calories 139 kcal



  • Melt butter over low heat on cooktop or in microwave.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients except chocolate chips until well blended.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Add batter to a 9"x9" baking pan which has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with baking spray.
  • Bake at 325° for 25 minutes or until center is set and corners just start to come away from pan corner.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
  • All to cool and then remove from pan using parchment paper.
  • Cut into 20 bars.


If butter is melted in a container large enough for all ingredients the bars can be stirred up using just one bowl/dish.
Whole fat buttermilk is recommended, but can be substituted with low fat.
Bars can be left plain or garnished with a dusting of powdered sugar, or a light glaze. 


Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 169IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bars,, buttermilk, chocolate chips
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