No Bake Cookies and Cream Cookie Dough Bars

No Bake Cookies and Cream Dookie Dough Bars

No Bake Cookies and Cream Cookie Dough Bars are a cookie lovers dream, combining crushed Oreos®, classic cookie dough, and a creamy white topping.

Cookies and Cream Cookie Dough Bars

I’m a little bit like a dog with a bone when I get a hold of a great idea, and easy no-bake cookie dough bars is one of those ideas.  The ‘cookie dough’ base is made without eggs but tastes exactly like the raw dough we all want but can’t have — the illicit angle just adds to the pleasure.  This latest in my series is just one more bit of evidence that I’m obsessed with everything cookies ‘n cream.  (I’ve even made Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter.)

No Bake Cookies and Cream Dookie Dough Bars

These bars have chopped cookies mixed right in, so you’ll get a little crunch in every bite.  The first time I made these I finely crushed the cookies before adding them which resulted in a chocolatey base.  It tasted great but I didn’t think it ‘read’ as sufficiently ‘cookies and cream’, so I went back to the drawing board.

No Bake Cookies and Cream Cookie Dough Bars

This is quite rich, and is more like a fudge-y candy that a brownie or a blondie, so cut them in small pieces.

No Bake Cookies and Cream Cookie Dough Bars recipe

No Bake Cookies and Cream Cookie Dough Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (i stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 10 Oreo® cookies, chopped
    topping
  • 12 ounces white chocolate or white candy confectionery
  • 1/2 tsp vegetable oil (i used coconut)
  • 1 Oreo®cookie, finely crushed

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in the salt and vanilla, and then add the flour and condensed milk, alternately, until combined. Blend in the crushed cookies and just mix lightly until they are distributed.
  2. Lightly spray a 8x8 square baking pan and line with a sheet of parchment paper or foil so that the ends extend over the sides. This is so you can lift the chilled bars out for easier cutting. It's optional.
  3. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan with your fingers, making sure it is evenly spread out across the whole pan. Smooth out the surface.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until firm, (about 3-4 hours) or even overnight if you like. The texture will be similar to a fudge.
  5. To make the chocolate topping, put white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup and microwave for one minute. Stir, and then return to the microwave for short bursts of 15 seconds until the chocolate is totally smooth and melted. Don't over heat. Stir in most of the crushed cookie crumbs, reserving a few to sprinkle over the top.
  6. Let the chocolate cool for about 5 minutes, and then pour onto the dough. Spread out evenly. Sprinkle the remaining crumbs over the top.
  7. Return to the refrigerator until the topping is firm. Cut into 16 squares.
  8. Keep the bars in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
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notes:

  • Make sure you fluff your flour before scooping it and leveling it off.  If your dough seems on the dry side, feel free to add a little more of the condensed milk.
  • Go easy on the heat when you melt your white topping,  low and slow is best, with lots of stirring in between.  If it seems thick, add a bit more vegetable oil.
  • If you don’t like white chocolate, use semi sweet, it will be just as good.
  • Obsessed with cookies and cream like I am?  Try my Cookies and Cream Bark, or my Cookies and Cream Popsicles, or my Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter!

Cookies and Cream Cookie Dough Bars

Enjoy!

 

 

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no-bake cookies and cream cookie dough bars are a cookie dough lovers dream!

29 Comments

  • Reply
    Diana
    June 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Please share your secret to cutting them perfectly. I’m attempting this recipe for a special gathering and would love for them to look as perfect as yours!

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      If you look closely you’ll see that several of them did shatter a bit when I cut them. I make them for family, so that doesn’t matter so much. The first thing I would say is try not to stress about it, they probably won’t be perfect, but to be honest I think the little bit of shattering makes them look appealing! The second thing I’d say is cut them before the chocolate gets super hard. OR, you can take them out of the fridge and let them sit a while until the chocolate topping has warmed up a bit. A large sharp knife helps, and some people like to dip it in very hot water, then quickly dry it off, before making each cut. Hope this helps Diana.

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    Susan
    March 2, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Another great recipe and perfect for those Oreos lovers out there (my husband!).

  • Reply
    Abbe @ This is How I Cook
    March 1, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    So here’s the thing. About three weeks ago I bought a package of Oreo’s intending to make something with them. Now I have not even one row of Oreo’s left in the bag and never made anything with them. They are way too dangerous, as is this! But a little danger is a good thing!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 1, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Abbe this is the story of my LIFE!!!

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    Jeff the Chef
    March 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Those cookies look incredibly indulgent.

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats
    March 1, 2016 at 10:43 am

    THIS IS DANGEROUS! Especially because it’s NO BAKE!

  • Reply
    Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners
    March 1, 2016 at 6:45 am

    I can’t bake to save my life so this recipe was made for me, lol. Cookies and cream is something I could easily become addicted to!

  • Reply
    grace
    March 1, 2016 at 6:23 am

    my beau would do backflips for these! :)

  • Reply
    Rosemary Wolbert | Sprigs of Rosemary
    March 1, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Your no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough bars have made me famous in my little world . . . . dare I think what will happen when I share these babies?!?!

  • Reply
    Diane {Created by Diane}
    February 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    These look insanely delicious, a definite must make!

  • Reply
    Sarah - The Charming Detroiter
    February 29, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Oh my gosh. I am a cookies n’ cream addict Like a “yes thank you, I WILL have all 3 of those Hershey’s Cookies n’ Cream bars in one sitting” addict. You just made my night with this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 29, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Those Hershey’s bars are insane :)

  • Reply
    Peter Block
    February 29, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    OMG. This is a recipe that I need to make.

  • Reply
    jacqueline | i sugar coat it!
    February 29, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Oh, I melted at cookies and cream! That they are no-bake is totally awesome!

  • Reply
    Sara | Belly Rumbles
    February 29, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    OMG these sound so amazing and probably way too easy to eat.

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    February 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    These look just wonderful Sue! You have nailed these no bake cookies. Do you think I could use a plain chocolate crispy cookie instead of the Oreos? Sharing, pinning, and dreaming!

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 29, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks Tricia, and sure, you could use really any cookie you like, including the vanilla Oreos.

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    February 29, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    So gorgeous, Sue! My Monday needs one of these dreamy bars immediately! :)

  • Reply
    Shihoko
    February 29, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    We love anything cookies and cream too, especially my daughter. She will love this little indulgent :D

  • Reply
    DOnna-Marie
    February 29, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    But…what’s the recipe for the chocolate no bakes. And do your u use the cream filling as well or just the cookie part of the Oreo!

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 29, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      The recipe for the darker bars is just the same, but I pulverized the cookies and blended them into the ‘batter’. And I used the whole Oreos.

  • Reply
    cheri
    February 29, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Hi Sue, these will be a big hit when the kids come for a visit, won’t be able to make them otherwise I will indulge too much myself, looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Virginia Neely
    February 29, 2016 at 10:15 am

    These look perfect!

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 29, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Virginia!

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    Chris Scheuer
    February 29, 2016 at 10:02 am

    My family would go crazy over these. Okay, me too!

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 29, 2016 at 10:21 am

      I’m not even one of those people who used to sneak tastes of cookie dough, but the flavor and texture is kind of addictive :)

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    February 29, 2016 at 9:29 am

    I love these no-bake bars! Keep them coming :) This one looks delicious. Can’t beat cookies and cream.

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 29, 2016 at 10:22 am

      I will keep them coming, I can’t help myself ~

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