Easy no-bake cookies and cream dough bars for kids of all ages!
1/2cupi stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4cuppacked brown sugar
1tspvanilla paste or extract
1cupsweetened condensed milk
2cupsoat flour * I've updated this recipe and replaced the all purpose flour with oat flour for safety.
12ounceswhite chocolate or white candy confectionery
1/2tspvegetable oili used coconut
Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in the salt and vanilla, and then add the oat flour and condensed milk, alternately, until combined. Blend in the crushed cookies and just mix lightly until they are distributed.
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.
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.
Cover and refrigerate until firm, (about 3-4 hours) or even overnight if you like. The texture will be similar to a fudge.
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.
Let the chocolate cool for about 5 minutes, and then pour onto the dough. Spread out evenly. Sprinkle the remaining crumbs over the top.
Return to the refrigerator until the topping is firm. Cut into 16 squares.
Keep the bars in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
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.