I Want to Marry You Cookie Dough Bars

I Want to Marry You Cookie Dough Bars are the perfect no-bake summer dessert

I Want To Marry You Cookie Dough Bars are chocked full of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, oats, and pecans. This recipe has no raw egg or raw wheat flour, so it’s safe to eat!

These no-bake bars are the answer to your cookie dough lovin' prayers!

No -Bake I Want to Marry You Cookie Dough Bars are the answer to a cookie dough lover's dreams!

*NOTE: The FDA has recently warned that while it is unlikely, eating raw flour can make you ill, therefore they recommend against eating raw cookie dough or other products made with uncooked all-purpose wheat flour. I have updated this recipe to use heat treated flour, oat flour, or fine almond flour for safety.

My chocolate chip cookie dough bars were so popular I couldn’t help but dream up variations…I have an obsessive brain like that. These I Want To Marry You Cookie Dough Bars are every bit as good, if not better than the first.

Cookie Dough Bars loaded with 3 kinds of chips, oats and nuts!

how do we make cookie dough bars safe to eat?

Grabbing tastes of regular raw cookie dough is so tempting, but so not smart

  • First we don’t use any raw eggs in these bars, so no worries there.
  • We replace regular flour with one of three options: heat treated flour is flour that’s been heated to kill any potential pathogens. It’s not widely available, but if you love cookie dough, it’s worth tracking down. You can buy it here.
  • You can also use non-wheat flours like oat flour, or finely ground almond flour, both of which are safe to eat raw.

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars

When you slice these — in very small pieces, please — you’ll see all the bits and pieces and make them so irresistible. They have a soft fudge-like texture, and a little goes a long way. Since they’re no-bake, they are particularly suited to warm weather. Store them in the fridge and they’ll be ready when the urge strikes.

Make cookie dough truffles

Form the dough into small balls, chill them, and then dip into the melted chocolate topping. Set on parchment paper and then chill until ready to eat.

I Want to Marry You Cookie Dough Bars

For the cookie dough obsessed ~

 

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I Want to Marry You Cookie Dough Bars

I Want To Marry You Cookie Dough Bars are chocked full of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, oats, and pecans.  This recipe has no raw egg or raw all-purpose flour, so it's safe to eat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups heat treated flour, oat flour, or fine almond flour for safety. You can find heat treated flour here.
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

frosting

  • 12 ounces dark chocolate or chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Cream the butter with the brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the oats, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Add the oat flour and the condensed milk alternately with each other, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Don't drain the can of condensed milk to the last drop, you may not need quite all of it.
  • Fold in the chips and the nuts until well combined.
  • Spread the thick dough into a 9x9 square baking pan that had been lightly sprayed. I line mine with parchment with long ends so I can lift it out after it's chilled for easy cutting. Spread the dough flat and even
  • Chill until firm, about 3 hours.
  • To make the topping put the chocolate chips in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup or other microwave safe bowl. (If using bar chocolate, chop it finely first.) Microwave for 1 minute, and then stir until completely melted and smooth. Zap for another 10-15 seconds if necessary. Let cool slightly.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the dough and spread out evenly. Put back in the fridge until firm, about an hour.
  • Slice the dough into small squares with a sharp knife. I let the pan sit out for a few minutes so the chocolate topping has a chance to soften a bit. Keep chilled.
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  • Reply
    Lisa
    December 25, 2020 at 10:08 am

    5 stars
    Flour can be baked before mixing to make it safer to eat.

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      April 5, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      Apparently the FDC doesn’t recommend that because it’s not completely reliable. Commercial companies have equipment to do it, but at home it’s not foolproof.

  • Reply
    Cindy
    September 18, 2018 at 11:55 am

    5 stars
    These cookies were delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

  • Reply
    G. Morgan
    June 21, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Looked fantastic but were hard to mix up and very crumbly when finished. Chocolate top also looked nothing like yours in the photo and was very gritty. Not sure what happened but I wasn’t a fan. Ended up dumping the whole mess in the trash when all said and done. Still interested in trying other things here though.

  • Reply
    Heather
    June 17, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Do you think I could make oat flour in my food processor and substitute that for the other flour?
    Thanks these look delicious.

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 17, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      The oat flour should be very finely processed, and then it should work. Homemade oat flour tends to be a little coarser, but you could try.

  • Reply
    Valeria
    October 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    A bit too sweet. I paired it with some pretzels and it was better. I’d add a pretzel bottom next time.

  • Reply
    Michele
    August 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    These look amazing and I want to make them today but am concerned about a raw flour taste since they are no-bake. Has anyone experienced raw flour taste? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      April 5, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      The taste will be similar to actual cookie dough, which to some does have a ‘raw flour’ taste. The heat treated flour will not have that raw flavor as much.

  • Reply
    Mary Younkin
    August 13, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    These bars look amazing, Sue! I love this idea and I especially love the idea of cutting them small and serving them like fudge. Why must you live so far away? I would love to share a plate of these beauties over coffee!

  • Reply
    Rosemary Wolbert | Sprigs of Rosemary
    August 3, 2015 at 4:44 am

    5 stars
    I have made your “original” cookie dough bars several times since you first shared the recipe, always to rave reviews. From my grandson: “Nonna, these are the best things you’ve ever made!” From my husband: “You know those no-bake cookies you make sometime? Don’t make them anymore. These are my favorite.” The last time I made these (yesterday) I did have the thought of vanilla chips and nuts. Next time. Maybe tomorrow.

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 3, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Oh thanks so much Rosemary! I wold love to hear about your variations, the possibilities are endless 🙂

  • Reply
    grace
    July 23, 2015 at 9:57 am

    pretty sure that if i wasn’t already engaged to my beau, this would seal the deal–that man LOVES cookie dough! delicious bars. 🙂

  • Reply
    Diana
    July 23, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Wow these look amazing! Can you leave out the condensed milk or substitute it with something else? Feels like the bars can be a tad too sweet and would love to make these without so much of the sweetness since there’s 3 different sweet chips going into the batter plus the choc frosting already. Thank u!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 23, 2015 at 9:34 am

      I don’t know of a substitution offhand, Diana, but I think you could use less of it, if that helps.

    • Reply
      Bones
      April 25, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      I’ve been using a cup of whipping cream instead of the condensed milk and it seems to work well

  • Reply
    [email protected]'s+Recipes
    July 23, 2015 at 12:55 am

    My mouth is watering just reading through the list of ingredients. Peanut butter chips…I want SOME!

  • Reply
    Pamela
    July 22, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    I hate to say it but clinical studies have shown that 13% of flour is contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Yes, the flour. So some manufacturers who sell raw cookie dough to be baked at home are now pasteurizing the flour as well because people tend to eat the cookie dough raw. People think that the contamination comes only from the eggs but many eggs are pasteurized now. It is the raw flour that is the danger!

    Please check out this New York Times article about this very problem: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/beware-of-raw-cookie-dough/?_r=0

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 22, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks for this Pamela.

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    July 22, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Goodness Sue – you have outdone yourself now. These look perfect – absolutely perfect! Let me give you my address so you can put some in the mail 🙂

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    July 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    What a brilliant, fun idea. If you Fed Ex a box of these to North Carolina I will consider marrying you or at least being BFF 🙂 They look amazing Sue. Thanks for the link!

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore
    July 22, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    There really isn’t anything more delicious than a bar chock full of delicious ingredients. And a cookie dough bar? Soon to be everyone’s favorite dessert recipe, no doubt!

  • Reply
    cheri
    July 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Hi Sue, here you go again………these are perfect for summer or really anytime of the year, love that they are no bake!!!!

  • Reply
    Karen
    July 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    You forgot to add the chips & nuts in your instructions. I added them after mixing dry ingredients and condensed milk. Can’t wait to try them with the chocolate layer (in the frig now!). Sampling the bits that didn’t make it to the pan were yummy!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 22, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks Karen, I’m in summer la-la land! Just fixed it!

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    July 22, 2015 at 11:46 am

    So you’re telling me that if I make these bars, I might get a few more marriage proposals than I’m currently getting (which would be zero)?! Sign me up ;).

  • Reply
    SallyBR
    July 22, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Absolutely scrumptious!

    by the way, I finally blogged on your shortbread choc chip cookies! Right there on the front page of my blog… 😉

    Now you tempt me again…. (sigh)

  • Reply
    [email protected]+This+is+How+I+Cook
    July 22, 2015 at 10:33 am

    My mouth is watering! These sound spectacular. Maybe hubby would marry me all over again. Well. I best not overthink this!

  • Reply
    Monique
    July 22, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I think you could sell these;)

  • Reply
    [email protected]+Riffs
    July 22, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Wow, these are loaded with great flavor and good looks! Terrific bar — need it. Now. 😉 Thanks so much.

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    July 22, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Wow. There is no way you can go wrong with all those great ingredients AND no-bake, too! Love the name, especially 🙂

  • Reply
    [email protected] and Back AgainFood
    July 22, 2015 at 8:08 am

    The perfect answer to a cookie-dough craving, with a chocolate layer to boot!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 22, 2015 at 8:14 am

      I didn’t think of that, these do have that extra perk!

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