Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars


No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars recipe made up of a rich layer of melted chocolate and peanut butter on top of thick chocolate chip cookie dough.  They are an egg-less dessert and no baking required!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars recipe make for an easy dessert.  They are no bake and contain no eggs!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars recipe make for an easy dessert.  They are no bake and contain no eggs!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars recipe make for an easy dessert.  They are no bake and contain no eggs!

I’m back from Boston and had a fantastic time!  Of course, what stood out to me was the FOOD.  The North End “Little Italy” in Boston had some amazing Italian restaurants that we were able to eat at – “Giacomo’s” and “Panza”.  I can not even explain to you how good the food was – each had a long wait to be seated (they are very small and in high demand) and both of these restaurants were well worth it.  I don’t even know which I enjoyed more, but I know I’d go back to Boston in a heartbeat just to eat that food again.

We also had a great time at the baseball game!  I was very impressed by Fenway Park (as much as I hate to say it, being a Yankees fan and all) and enjoyed exploring the stadium that is so full of history and taking in my first ball game of the season…even if it was only 50 degrees!

Who else is constantly tempted to sneak some raw cookie dough when baking?  I always give in to the temptation with the excuse of “taste testing”….sometimes even going back for a second taste, JUST to be sure.  Come on, it’s the best part of the baking process and I think everyone on planet earth has to agree with that.

These no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough bars contain no eggs and are basically like eating chocolate and peanut butter-covered raw cookie dough.  This dessert is basically a big ol’ slab of cookie dough topped with a delicious, rich layer of melted chocolate and peanut butter.  You really can’t go wrong with the trio of peanut butter, chocolate, and cookie dough, am I right?

These bars are best kept refrigerated.  I let mine sit out for 5-10 to soften up a little before I cut into them to make it easier.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars recipe make for an easy dessert.  They are no bake and contain no eggs!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 16
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars recipe made up of a rich layer of melted chocolate and peanut butter on top of thick chocolate chip cookie dough. They are an egg-less dessert and no baking required!
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 c. mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together butter and brown sugar until it is fluffy. This takes about 3 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Turn the mixer to low and alternate the flour and the sweetened condensed milk until combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the 8×8 pan that has been lined with parchment paper. It will be sticky so lightly flour your hands if needed.
  5. Cover your bars with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight until firm.
  6. To make the topping, combine the peanut butter and ½ cup chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  7. Stir every 30 seconds until smooth.
  8. Pour and spread over the top of the chilled dough and chill for at least 1 hour until firm.
  9. Let sit out for 5-10 minutes to soften before cutting into.

Recipe source:  adapted from

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

82 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars”

  1. April 8, 2014 at 3:38 AM #

    I love this recipe, it looks so easy and delicious! I really need to make them! Pinned!

  2. April 8, 2014 at 6:26 AM #

    I would gladly eat that whole batch in one sitting. I am happy to hear thy you had a great time in Boston!

    • April 8, 2014 at 4:03 PM #

      I totally would too if they weren’t so rich! LOL

  3. April 8, 2014 at 7:12 AM #

    ummm YUM! Love that these are no-bake, too!

    • April 8, 2014 at 4:04 PM #

      No bake comes in handy sometimes!! Thanks, girl!

  4. April 8, 2014 at 9:17 AM #

    Good golly wow – these bars are not suitable to be looked at after having only a chobani yogurt!
    Glad you had a blast in Boston, Ashley – but gladder you are back!

  5. April 8, 2014 at 9:18 AM #

    Good golly wow – these bars are not suitable to be looked at after having only a chobani yogurt!
    Glad you had a blast in Boston, Ashley – but gladder you are back!!!

    • April 8, 2014 at 4:42 PM #

      Thank you Shashi!! It’s good to be back!

  6. April 8, 2014 at 10:32 AM #

    Oh my gawd these are ridiculous! In a very very good way : ) We’re heading up to Boston in a few months to visit family so I’m going to have to check out those restaurants!

    • April 8, 2014 at 4:05 PM #

      Yes definitely check them out!! The prices aren’t bad at all, either!

  7. Nicole
    April 8, 2014 at 1:46 PM #

    These chocolate chip cookie dough bars look amazing!

  8. April 8, 2014 at 1:52 PM #

    I enjoy cookie dough better than the actual cookie. I would LOVE these!

  9. April 8, 2014 at 2:53 PM #

    So glad you had a good time in Boston! I would have a good time making and eating these bars. In fact, I probably wouldn’t be able to stop eating them!

    • April 8, 2014 at 4:31 PM #

      You got that right!! Thanks, Laura!

  10. April 8, 2014 at 4:18 PM #

    wow, chocolate, peanut butter, AND cookie dough all in one? I’m much in favor. “Little Italy” in Boston sounds amazing!! I can’t remember the last time I’ve been in Boston, but now I really want to go.

    • April 8, 2014 at 4:30 PM #

      I had been about 10 years ago but didn’t remember anything about it! It’s so fun!

  11. April 8, 2014 at 6:46 PM #

    Yum, these look amazing! I love cookie bars. Now, cookie bars made with chocolate, peanut butter are at the top of my list. This is one cookie dough recipe I wouldn’t mind eating raw 😀

  12. April 8, 2014 at 8:13 PM #

    THAT IS A SERIOUS COOKIE DOUGH BAR!!! They are soooo thick! and then…um…WHAT?! You topped it with melted chocolate & pb??! omgeeee yum!

    • April 8, 2014 at 8:55 PM #

      They are pretty much heaven!

  13. April 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM #

    YUM, these bars look totally good. Cookie dough is the bestest!

  14. April 8, 2014 at 8:30 PM #

    What tasty treats! How delicious!

  15. April 8, 2014 at 8:33 PM #

    These look AMAZING! The Husband would love for me to make these. But, I think I need to keep these a secret if I make them so I can keep them for myself! 🙂

  16. April 9, 2014 at 12:54 AM #

    Get these in my face NOW!

    • April 9, 2014 at 2:58 PM #

      hahahha I love it!

  17. Disappointed
    April 10, 2014 at 4:54 PM #

    Delicious but I think you left out an important step – lining the pan with parchment paper before pressing in the dough so it’s easy to get the cookie dough slab out of the pan? (Wishing I read the original blog that you got this recipe from before I made them..would have seen that step was missing from your write up.) 🙁 Also – you’ve got a few typos in your recipe.

    • April 10, 2014 at 7:53 PM #

      Oh my gosh I’m so sorry!! I can’t believe I forgot to add in that step 🙁 I added it now. I feel so stupid! Again…sorry!!!

    • April 11, 2014 at 1:31 AM #

      p.s. I also fixed the typos 🙁 Must have been having an “off” day 🙁

  18. April 11, 2014 at 12:08 AM #

    Where’s my care package?! Do you mind bringing these with you to Miami? Because I could really, really use about a dozen or two 🙂

    • April 11, 2014 at 1:29 AM #

      I’m SO on it!!! 😉

  19. April 13, 2014 at 7:09 PM #

    I’d buy heaps of these if they were for sale. MUST TRY recipe, unless I want to spend the next few nights just dreaming about it.

  20. April 19, 2014 at 10:33 AM #

    I can’t believe these are no bake! They look amazing. Glad to hear you had such a good time in Boston 🙂

  21. April 24, 2014 at 7:14 AM #

    can I marry these please?

  22. April 24, 2014 at 9:16 PM #

    haha thanks Trisha!! I made these for my SWEET sister in law while she was visiting – she loves these no-bake treats 🙂 🙂

  23. April 26, 2014 at 9:42 PM #

    Wowza. Any excuse to eat cookie dough is good enough for me. I am finding no-bake recipes for when it gets too hot to bake in the summer. This looks like the perfect recipe!

  24. April 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM #

    These sound amazing! I bet it was hard to stop at just one! 🙂

  25. April 29, 2014 at 6:22 PM #

    Yum! Looks delicious!

  26. May 6, 2014 at 10:41 AM #

    Wow, those look fantastic, totally going to try making these!

  27. May 13, 2014 at 6:33 AM #

    These look so decadent and I love that they are no-bake!

  28. mandy henshaw
    June 5, 2014 at 2:50 PM #

    Ive just checked ive got everthing in im going to make them right now my daughter will love them .

  29. June 16, 2014 at 9:13 PM #

    These babies should be illegal. They are sooooo decadent! Unfortunately they are soooo yummy too. And addictive.

  30. June 21, 2014 at 4:14 PM #

    I LOVE egg-free cookie dough related recipes… you’re practically encouraged to eat it all raw! 🙂

  31. Sandra
    July 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM #

    Can I replace the peanut butter with something else? Peanut butter disgusts me :/ I used to like it but after I had my son I hated it due to the pregnancy and now I just can’t stand it still.

    • July 7, 2014 at 3:17 PM #

      awww I understand – you can use any other kind of nut butter…or Biscoff/Cookie Butter! They all will have the same consistency. 🙂

  32. Jackie
    July 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM #

    Just made these. Delicious. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

    • July 7, 2014 at 10:53 PM #

      Thanks so much for letting me know! I’m so glad you liked them!

  33. July 8, 2014 at 3:40 AM #

    This recipe sounds great. I only have regular butter will that be ok to use. Thank you Kathy
    Any other recipes would be greatly appreciated. Thx again

    • July 8, 2014 at 8:57 AM #

      That should work just fine.

  34. Lydia
    July 8, 2014 at 5:32 AM #

    How long do these keep for?

  35. Margaret
    July 18, 2014 at 3:25 PM #

    I made these the other day, but I put them on top of BROWNIES! Yes, I made brownies (extra thin, to allow room for the cookie dough layer), and let them cool, then put this recipe right on top of it. then topped with just melted chocolate chips. I didn’t want peanut butter.

  36. Margaret
    July 18, 2014 at 3:26 PM #

    I forgot to mention, I ended up with more cookie dough than brownies, so I will be making cookie dough buckeyes!

  37. August 9, 2014 at 11:56 PM #

    wow, looks delicious, i really want that for my brunch snack….

  38. September 10, 2014 at 2:52 AM #

    These look dreamy!

    • September 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM #

      Thank you, Tash!!

  39. September 23, 2014 at 12:20 PM #

    A no bake treat that looks as good as this sounds very appealing to me.
    An absolute luxurious richness of flavors,yummy.

  40. September 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM #

    You ought to take part in a contest for one of the best sites on the internet.

    I will recommend this blog!

  41. October 1, 2014 at 12:15 PM #

    Oh, do these look heavenly! I’d much rather have cookie dough than cookies, so these are the perfect treat in my opinion 🙂

  42. November 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM #

    They look fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing.

  43. November 11, 2014 at 5:09 PM #

    Oh wow, these chocolate chip dough bars look absolutely wonderful. I know what I will be eating on friday night. Wonderful post

  44. Mandy
    November 15, 2014 at 2:30 PM #

    Could you freeze these? I make up christmas goody tray would like to add it to.

    • November 15, 2014 at 7:38 PM #

      Sure can! Just wrap them really well.

  45. NOOR
    November 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM #

    HI ASHLEY Kindly tell me we r using all purpose flour in them and not cooking it. is it ok to let it uncooked? i m confused kindly help me out waiting thanks.

    • November 27, 2014 at 11:51 AM #

      It’s fine. I’ve never gotten sick from it. Happy thanksgiving!

  46. YooperG
    December 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM #

    I’ve heard that it isn’t the raw eggs that make people sick, but the raw flour in recipes. I would be cautious making these “no-bake” bars. Just an FYI. They do look delicious 🙂

  47. Peyton
    May 20, 2015 at 11:52 AM #

    Hey I am an 11 year old from Beebe Middle School in Arkansas and I am making these for a project. They look good!

    • May 20, 2015 at 2:05 PM #

      Peyton, thank you for your comment! I hope you love them as much as we did!

  48. Maharani
    June 3, 2015 at 4:58 AM #

    Eating raw flour is unhealthy, it can lead to serious food poisoning, and if you get any complication or an agressive form of E-coli from eating raw flour, it can even lead to death. I have no doubt that these cookies are unbelievably delicious, but it is not recommended to eat uncooked flour. We can take as an example the delicious Ben&Jeery’s cookie dough ice-cream, that i’m sure a lot of people know. Even though the cookie dough they use is real cookie dough, the process that they use to make them includes pasteurisation of the eggs and decontamination of the flour through enzyme deactivation, which is a heat treatment to make it safe for eating, that i’m sure you have no possibility to do it at home. So i think you should be really careful with eating raw cookie dough.

    • June 3, 2015 at 2:54 PM #

      To my knowledge, what you are referencing was an isolated incident linked to store-bought, ready-to-bake cookie dough products. It is my belief that by purchasing quality ingredients and following safe handling practices in your kitchen, raw flour is no more dangerous than any other raw food product, be it meat, flour, or even fruits or vegetables for that matter. If it is still something that concerns you, however, it is very easy to toast your flour first: simply spread the flour on a baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for 4 to 5 minutes. It’ll give it a nice toasty flavor too.

      • Maharani
        June 4, 2015 at 5:05 AM #

        Yes, the case that lead to death was, indeed, an isolated incident as far as i know aswell, from consuming raw cookie dough products. And of course, considering what pesticides use now on fruits and vegetables, i’m sure they are not as healthy as they once were. But i remember how my mother never let me eat the cookie dough raw when i was little, before she was baking the cookies, she always warned me that i will get tummy aches from the raw flour. I try to be as cautious as i can, if not for me, for my family. I wash well all the food that can be washed, and cook anything that can be cooked or is supposed to be cooked. But thank you very much for the advice about the flour. Have a great day!

  49. Michelle
    June 3, 2015 at 9:46 AM #

    These were unbelievably good!!! My son loves chocolate chip cookie dough and he said this was the best ever. I only had 1 cup of the mini chocolate chips but it still came out great. Also, I started off making the topping with milk chocolate chips and didn’t like the flavor so then I made it with semi-sweet chocolate chips and it was perfect. So making these again!

  50. Carol
    August 19, 2015 at 11:32 AM #

    These look like cannoli filling topped with chocolate. I don’t think anyone could go wrong with this.

  51. January 5, 2016 at 12:39 PM #

    These look amazing! Can’t wait to try them.

    I just found your blog recently and am following. I’m from Boston, so I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

  52. Aunt Mary Anne
    February 11, 2016 at 6:09 PM #

    Made these for a monthly birthday celebration at work! These are absolutely delicious and everyone raved about them. Easy to make too! Thanks!

  53. April 9, 2016 at 1:46 PM #

    Anybody tried doubling this and putting it in a 9×13? I want enough for a crowd.


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