No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

rich no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough bars

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars ~ an easy no egg recipe for cookie dough lovers of all ages! 

*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 flour. 

no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough bars

I consciously try to keep things jumping here at TVFGI, I never want you to get too comfortable, and I certainly don’t want to be predictable…just when it seems like I’m all about fresh summer salads and grilled fish, I’ll throw some cookie dough at you.  Keeps the taste buds on their toes.

no-bake cookie dough bars

Ha! I’m acting like this was a rational choice…rather these bars called out to me from the pages of Pinterest and I was a goner right from the start.  I’m not sure what it was that snared me…probably the cute speckled dalmatian pattern that those mini chips make in the dough, or those waves of pure chocolate on top, or maybe it was just the name…chocolate chip cookie dough bars…it rolls off the tongue and leaves you with an irresistible craving.

no bake cookie dough bars

When it comes to raw cookie dough I’m a big coward — I never touch the stuff,  so these eggless bars have a little bit of an illicit appeal for me.  Cut them in small pieces, they’re rich.

frosted chocolate chip cookie dough bars

The bars are best kept in the fridge until ready to serve, and best eaten while still chilled.  The texture will be like fudge when chilled, but will soften as it sits at room temperature.

no bake cookie dough bars with chocolate frosting

If you are concerned about eating raw flour, check out my recipe for NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH BARS,  where I share a method for pasteurizing your own flour.

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

Yield: makes 16 bars

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (no need to get out every last drop)
  • 1 12-ounce bag (about 2 cups) mini chocolate chips
    frosting
  • 1 12-ounce bag of semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and sugar and salt together until fluffy. I use my stand mixer, but you don't have to. Just beat it really good so it's light and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  2. Beat in the condensed milk and the flour, alternately, mixing after each addition.
  3. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spray a 8x8 square baking pan with cooking spray and line it with parchment paper with long ends so you can lift out the bars for easy cutting later. You can skip the paper if you want to cut and serve them right out of the pan.
  5. Turn the dough out into the pan and pat down evenly with your hands. You may want to flour your hands as the dough is sticky. Smooth it out evenly, I used an offset spatula to finish the job.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until firm, (about 4 hours) or even overnight if you like. The texture will be similar to a fudge.
  7. To make the chocolate topping, put the semi sweet chocolate chips 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.
  8. Let the chocolate cool for about 5 minutes, and then pour onto the dough. Spread out evenly. Return to the refrigerator until the topping is firm. Cut into 16 squares.
  9. Keep the bars in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Notes

Just slightly adapted from Wishes and Dishes

https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/no-bake-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-bars/

Make it your own ~

 

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111 Comments

  • Reply
    Amanda
    February 16, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    I just made these and then read the listeria posts, is there any truth behind that? I am 21 weeks pregnant so it worries me and now I’m afraid to eat them ?? and i want to soooo bad !

  • Reply
    Cheryl K
    October 27, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Could you freeze these? I have a friend who loves cookie dough and I can talk until I’m blue in the face about the chance he’s taking. So I’d love to make these and mail them to him but they’d have to be frozen in order to survive a couple of days in the mail.

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 27, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      I think these would freeze well, Cheryl.

  • Reply
    Rosemary
    March 20, 2017 at 9:14 am

    How about taking crushed chocolate chip cookies and adding the sweetened condensed milk? I know it’s an extra step, but it does solve the flour controversy.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 20, 2017 at 9:35 am

      That might just work, Rosemary ~ thanks for the idea :) I’ve seen people make Oreo ‘truffles’ like that, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t work here.

  • Reply
    Mary Jones
    September 18, 2016 at 10:25 am

    You used all purpose flour. Isn’t that dangerous? I have seen similar recipes made with the special pre baked flour because of all of the listeria in so much flour issue.

    • Reply
      Sue
      September 18, 2016 at 11:24 am

      I’ve just updated with a warning about that, Mary. I think there may be some pasteurized flours coming out on the market, soon, and that would help!

      • Reply
        AfroBoricuaPrincess
        April 14, 2017 at 3:21 am

        The raw flour issue can be easily resolved … Just preheat oven to 350?F/175?C then evenly spread flour on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes prior to using in your recipe.

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          Sinar saja
          August 4, 2017 at 6:14 pm

          Hi Sue, thank you for the recipe……. I jst plan to make this good chocolate bars on the weekend , and I agree too bake the flour for couple minutes before mix in the chocolate cream…

          • Sue
            August 4, 2017 at 6:19 pm

            Hope you like them, Sinar.

  • Reply
    Jessica
    August 18, 2016 at 7:10 am

    This looks great! I plan on making them tonight. Would it be okay to leave in the fridge overnight for 2 days? I need to make them in advance as I do not have the time with my busy schedule!

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 18, 2016 at 7:34 am

      Sure Jessica, that would be fine.

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