Recipe Box, Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread

walnut chocolate shortbread

This is almost a 5 minute prep recipe

chocolate walnut shortbread

The speedy secret is the shortbread crust….shhhh….don’t tell


Yep, it’s good ole crescent rolls


Bake the crust for 8 minutes


Then top with a mix of corn syrup, butter, sugar, walnuts, vanilla and an egg.  Top with chocolate chips

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Back in the oven for about 20 minutes

walnut shortbread

Here’s the hard part, waiting for them to cool enough to cut and taste… 😩

chocolate chip walnut shortbread bars

Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 9 x 13 inch pan


  • 1 can 8 count, refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll dough and press in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of a sprayed 9×13-inch pan. Firmly press perforations to seal. Bake 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix everything except chocolate chips. Pour filling over partially baked crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Bake 18 to 22 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool completely and cut into bars or squares.
Keyword chocolate chip walnut shortbread, easy shortbread, shortbread
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This is similar to my Shortcut Pecan Bars here

Pecan bars



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11 Responses to “Recipe Box, Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread”
  1. Mary says:

    I love a quick and easy bar recipe Jenna! These look great and super easy with your crescent roll crust!

  2. Lynn says:

    They sound great Jenna! Tis the season for corn syrup to be on my shopping list:@)

  3. Judy Pimperl says:

    Looks good! I cheat sometimes, too, and just call it “semi-homemade”…Nobody has to know all our secrets, right?

  4. Just printed this recipe off! Can’t wait to try it! And I love that the crust has a “shortcut!” 😉 ~Rhonda

  5. KariAnne says:

    What a yummy recipe! Perfect for fall parties. 🙂

    Happy day friend!

  6. Emily says:

    I’ve got to make this recipe Jenna, looks delis and easy! Missed you while we were traveling but catching up in blogland.
    Have a great week.

  7. JESS44903 says:

    Oh man does this sound yummy!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  8. Jenna, I love anything shortbread and these sound delicious! I must try these soon…very soon!

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