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NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Checkerboard

NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Checkerboard
24 servings
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This NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Checkerboard has 'eye appeal' as well as 'taste appeal'. Easy to prepare it makes an attractive dessert on the pot-luck and buffet table too.

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  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Mini Brownie Bites Bar Dough
  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough


PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan or dish.

FLIP each bar over on cutting board. Cut each into 12 pieces. Place pieces alternately 1/2-inch apart, in prepared pan to make checkerboard design.

BAKE for 25 to 27 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.


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    Can't get any easier!

    N. Chapman from

    This is a delicious recipe that can't get any easier to make and is hugely welcomed by kids. I always add chopped walnuts since my family loves the nutty feeling.

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    Marlene Alberts from Clinton, MN

    This was such an easy thing to do for such a big effect !! I will definitely make them again.

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    Wow very nice and very original to make with our kids.

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    Yummy Fun on a Buffet Table

    Susan Miller from MONROE, MI

    What an easy way to jazz up the dessert section of a buffet table . . . an edible checkerboard! This is a quick way to add something new to a picnic or any casual event. Delicious and easy!

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    Easy Checkerboards

    Pam Camilleri from Sharbot Lake, ON

    These are sensational. What a great idea for a party or any occation for that matter. I didn't have a party to go to they just looked great and tasted so good.

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    nestle toll house checker board

    ramya sola from SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH

    a simple, easy, elegant recipes. i have no words to express this recipe. my son loves this recipe so much that he craves to have it for every weekends.

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    My Favorite!

    Steph Garrison from

    YUM!! The minute I saw these last year, I knew I had to try them! Since then, I've made them for every holiday party (they're especially pretty with the alternate colored holiday decoratives on the dough at each special time of year) and often just to have around the house. The recipe couldn't be easier (I do bake 30 minutes so that the brownies finish setting, though) and it's an extremely fun treat to whip up! A++ for presentation, taste, and ease of preparation!

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    Toll House Checkerboard

    Donna Babcock from BROWNS MILLS, NJ

    This idea was ingenious!...and delicious! My grandsons, granddaughter, and I made the checkerboard, then played checkers on it with Smarties before we ate it. It was loads of fun, and there was no game to put away when we were finished. Thank you!!!

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    checkerboard toll house

    Karen O'connell from LEVITTOWN, PA

    this is a real easy recipe to make , especially for beginning bakers... they were a hit with my girls...easy to make and yummy.

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    KELLEY SCHAUM from cumberland, RI

    this was a quick treat to make on a week night! pop it in the oven while we eat and it is ready in time for dessert. everyone loved it!

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    checkerboard cookies

    barbara bent from hamilton, ON

    Tried this recipe and the kids devoured it in no time very good and looks awesome will make again soon.

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    Always a Winner

    Dorine Rorabacher from LAWRENCEBURG, IN

    This is a no fail hit. Everyone likes the taste and the presentation is very nice.

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    Nestle toll house checkerboard

    Charles Gann from Nashville, TN

    I make these for the kids to take in their lunch. they just love them. when they come home they get some out and put different type syrup on them with a glass of milk.(strawberry,butterscotch etc.

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    So easy!

    Dorothy Nguyen from Lafayette, LA

    This recipe makes a really cute, fast treat! I made 5 batches of these bars to take to school and treat my students. They loved how you get a little bit of brownie and a bit of cookie in each piece. One thing I should mention though... I think the recipe may have been written for the 20-count cookie dough pack, but the newer packages come with 24-count squares for the same size pack. That means the dough squares a bit smaller than before, but I think the recipe would work just fine using the newer, smaller dough squares. I bought the chocolate chunk cookies because I was afraid to try it with the smaller cookies.

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    So many varieties!

    AMY HAYES from Lubbock, TX

    These were so easy and the variety of pre-made dough flavors is huge! They couldn't be easier and they tasted great too!

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    Nestle toll house checkerboard

    Jennifer Mcneel from Freeport, PA

    This was so much fun to try and do. Although it did not look like it was suppose to it still tasted good.

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    A real WOW dessert


    This really makes a great presentation. Everyone asked "how did you get the checkerboard design", so I had to confess that it was the refrigerated dough!! Thanks for a wonderful idea - this recipe is a definite keeper.

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    Simply the Best!

    Nicole Scott from RIVERVIEW, FL

    I've made this numerous times and each time I take it to work, it's devoured within 30 minutes. My favorite way to eat this is with a scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce. Yummy-yum!

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    Toll House Checkerboard

    Retta Moen from PEACHTREE CITY, GA

    What a easy and quick snack to prepare, this recipe was enjoyed by 5 boys with a cold glass of milk! I made this recipe twice, I used Nestle sugar cookie dough instead of chocolate chip cookie dough, for the non chocolate eater. I like the chewy texture of the fudgy brownies.

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    Best dessert ever


    I made this dessert for my husband and three children. They loved it. Whoever came up with this recipe is a genius. I plan on making it numerous times.

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    Elise O'Berry from LUDOWICI, GA

    I tried this recipe ovr the holidays and found it to be eaten faster than i could make it. I was all i could do to keep the kids and my hubby away from it until after dinner.

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    Great recipe

    Linda Randles from NORTH CANTON, OH

    We love brownies so this recipe is a treat. It is so easy to do and the kids can help with it.They love the checkerboard look. I like easy recipes so the kids can help me and enjoy doing it.

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    Real Kid Pleaser

    Margaret Fodor from WESTLAND, MI

    Had my family over this past weekend and wanted something quick and easy for dessert. The little ones had such a fun time first the cookie part, then a brownie, boy were they ever having fun. Lest you think only kids would enjoy it, the adults also took at least one piece of each. Great, simple and delicious.

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    Great appearance

    Kristan Laramie from camas, WA

    This is a great looking and tasting treat.

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    Everyone loves this easy recipe-great for family get togethers.

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    Awesome Cookie Bar

    kelly adams from fenton, MI

    I recently had this cookie bar at a teacher function at school. At first the presentation is what really caught my eye, the white blended with the black creating the checkerboard. Then I tasted this cookie--it was heaven! I couldn't wait to make it at home.

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    Crazy Tasting

    Jori Perrin from HAMMOND, IN

    This recipe is simply delicious it's kid friendly for the fabulous four year old. So easy to make and tastes great. Your family will love it, mine did!!

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    Nestle Toll House Checkerboard

    Alice Keeney from STRONGSVILLE, OH

    Taste great and a wonderful activity for kids. We baked them on a rainy day then settled down to devour them while playing board games.

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    What a fun way to play chess or checkers!!

    Monica Gabaldon from LOS ANGELES, CA

    I love this!! I made this just today, and once I was finished, my children wanted to eat the board, but first I said only if you are willing to learn the game of chess!! It took us 2 hours and I am proud to say that my 13 yr old & 15 yr old, are great chess & checker board players, but you better have some chips on hand if you want to play with them!

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    Checkers anyone?

    Vicki Jenkins from BLACKFOOT, ID

    I made these for all my kids and they though I was a genious. This was just to easy and too cute of an idea. SUPER-----

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    Tollhouse Checkerboard

    dorothy gani from EAST LANSING, MI

    What a perfect recipe! I have one daughter who loves brownies and one who loves chocolate chip cookies. Now I can make them both happy at the same time!

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    Rachael Pipp from MILWAUKEE, WI

    Your kids will have fun playing on this and eating it.

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    Fun to make

    Debra Grady from OAK LAWN, IL

    My kids had fun making these. Even my five year old had fun creating the pattern (she just learned about patterns at school).

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    JJ Powers from SUGAR LAND, TX

    This recipe is so easy. My son helped me make this for dessert. All loved it!

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    Nestle Toll House Checkerboard

    Jane Evenson from MAPLE FALLS, WA

    We had a lot of fun making this recipe. The children helped me. Everyone loved the recipe.

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    A fun treat to make with the kids.

    joel tedder from FORT DODGE, IA

    We loved making these, but also eating these. they went so fast, We had to make another batch.

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    checkerboard brownies

    Jackie Blank from Thousand Oaks , CA

    This recipe looked so easy but the only problem is that I looked in four stores for the brownie bars and could not find them. My son really wanted the chocolate chip cookie and brownie taste together. Instead I mixed up two batches of chocolate chocolate chip cookie mix, omitting one Tablespoon of water to get a stickier dough. I inserted the mixed cookie dough between the squares of chocolate chip cookie bar dough. The result was the same. It looked and tasted great.

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    so easy

    cheri szotyori from MINESING, ON

    what a great sunday activity

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    The checkerboard

    Kathy Ogletree from MACON, GA

    We had a lot of family and freinds together at Christmas and this was the big hit of all the eating and snacking. The fact that it is so easy is wonderful, we made it four times during a five day period. Thanks so much for this winner.

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    After School

    Bette McKnight from FORT BRAGG, NC

    This recipe is great for an after school snack. My kids can make this on their own (with supervision of course). It's very quick and easy to make. My daughter says it makes her feel "grown up".

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    nestle' toll house checkerboard

    Victoria Erickson from LOCKPORT, IL

    my husband is a huge fan of nascar so i made this one sunday for a snack while he was watching the race he loved it

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    Great idea to spend time with my little girl.

    Koren Greenidge from KINGSHILL, VI

    I love this recipe. Even my daugther begs me to come in the kitchen to help her make her chocolate-brownie checkerboard.

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    Party Favorite

    Stephanie Randall from EAST PEORIA, IL

    I took this to a family game night with friends and it was a huge hit. The kids loved it! It has since become a fast favorite at our get togethers. We are always looking for new desserts and this one is great ... easy and so good!

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    Quilting sustenance

    Lucille Baselice from Williamstown, NJ

    I've made this recipe before and got many compliments. Tonight a friend of mine is having a quilting event at her home. I thought the sewers would enjoy this delicious "quilted" treat. If I have time, I might use some icing to outline the squares, but if not, they'll be delicious just as they are.

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    fun for everyone

    Denise Newman from St. Rose, LA

    My son and daughter always play checkers, so, I thought this would be fun for my son & daughter to do together. They had alot of fun and everyone loved it (both making and eating). Thanks, for this idea to help keep my kids close.

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    Great presentation!

    LISA HUNSBERGER from Duncan, SC

    I made this for an office party. They all thought that I took a long time making this! It is super easy and really looks awesome on a buffet table.

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    Rachel Bass from Marrero, LA

    This recipe is so so easy and delicious. It's a new favorite for a quick dessert.

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    fun to make and eat

    Kelley Brown from Texas

    I sent this to school for my son's birthday. The kids got to choose between sugar cookie or chocolate chip cookie. It was a hit!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 170
  • Calories from Fat: 70
  • Total Fat: 8g (12% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g (18% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 20mg (7% of DV)
  • Sodium: 150mg (6% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 24g (8% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Checkerboard


  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Mini Brownie Bites Bar Dough
  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough



PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan or dish.

FLIP each bar over on cutting board. Cut each into 12 pieces. Place pieces alternately 1/2-inch apart, in prepared pan to make checkerboard design.

BAKE for 25 to 27 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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