No-bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

“It’s just a cookie, sweetheart.”
― J. Lynn, Wait for You

Tell me, does anybody ever manage to grow out of their 5-year old urge to consume the entire bowl of raw cookie dough before the cookies have even been baked…? Surely anyone who says that they have must be lying…

No-bake chocolate chip cookie dough bars (the real thing!) These bars are so dense, thick, and creamy – They are dangerously addictive!

When it comes to actually baking cookies, I often have to talk myself out of reserving all of the beautifully thick cookie dough as a snack/dip. Cookie dough = temptation heaven. Raw eggs are pretty much the only deal breaker; and so the cooked cookies end up getting their way…and they all lived happily ever after.

But what if the ending was different?  What if the cookie dough was never baked…? What happens in a world where cookie dough is the final product…?

Happiness, I assure you. Happiness…

The sweetened condensed milk here in this recipe for *real* cookie dough is perfect. An otherwise stiff and strongly buttery bowl of cookie-flavoured deliciousness becomes transformed into a dense and thick, addictive, creamy decadence…

These bars are so dense, thick, and creamy – They are dangerously addictive!

Makes 12-16 bars

  • ½ C butter
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • ¾ can sweetened condensed milk (add the whole can if you think the texture is too thick)
  • 2 C chocolate chips.
  1. Cream the butter, sugar + vanilla as if you were making cookies. Add the flour and mix thoroughly.
  2. Next, add the condensed milk, followed by the chocolate chips.
  3. You can put the cookie dough into a baking dish and leave it to refrigerate before cutting into bars, or you can shape it into small balls to make cookie dough bites. Either is fine, just make sure they have a few hours to cool + harden sufficiently (else they will get messy – use the freezer if you’re desperate) There is no raw egg to stop you eating the bowl with the biggest spoon that you can find there and then though!
  4. This is real cookie dough. And it is addictive. Enjoy.

As much as I would like to, I still can’t handle those cookie dough recipes that which call for flaxseed, cashews, coconut oil and the latest nature syrup…I mean, these things are all GREAT etc, and I’m sure that the final products are totally delicious and (most certainly) more guilt free + good for you than these dangerously addictive little bars of crack…but they just aren’t cookie dough! Nothing can beat the real thing IMO. Maybe one day I will find myself in some kitchen somewhere, pureeing nuts and shaping seeds into bars, but until then…Cookie dough means business; cookie dough means butter. Anything else is merely granola.

No-bake chocolate chip cookie dough bars (the real thing!) These bars are so dense, thick, and creamy – They are dangerously addictive!

Happy Sunday! xox

  • Imogen

    Yeah so I don’t have an oven right now… these are perfect! Dangerously perfect as I could potentially make them and then eat the whole batch myself.

    Imogen x

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    I love the sweetened condensed milk in this! Oh yum! That alone makes my mouth water, but then when I saw this cookie dough bars, I was definitely in love!!! Pinned!

  • Mira

    I’ve always wondered if something like this could be done and here I see your amazing recipe! Thanks for sharing Tash! I’m a huge cookie dough lover (and condensed milk, too ) and am excited to try this recipe ! Pinned!!!

  • Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Yep, the raw eggs always scare me away from eating raw cookie dough! These look pretty amazing!

    • Tashiana

      Raw eggs are creepy right?! Thank you Stacey :)

  • Cailee

    These look AMAZING!! SO good! You are soooo right… cookie dough is just so tasty! I buy Cookie Dough Quest bars and thoroughly love them! Something about that doughy texture that’s just so tasty! #yum

    • Tashiana

      The texture is pure buttery, sugary, heavenly density…,Ah the joy of cookie physics! 😉 Thanks Cailee #cookielove

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    Wow, no-bake cookie dough bars?! I’m drooling, Tash! These look absolutely amazing! I love that there aren’t any eggs in here so that you can just eat, eat, and eat the dough! :) And I love the sweetened condensed milk in here, too. Looks so delish! Pinned!

    • Tashiana

      Yessss on and on and on! Condensed milk is second to Greek Yoghurt on my list of baking hacks 😉 Thanks for the pin Gayle! Your wholewheat pumpkin muffins look amazing!

  • Michele @ Two Raspberries

    these are seriously SO dreamy! like melt in your mouth amazing-ness!

    • Tashiana

      Yes Michele they are :) And they are ridiculously easy too…Which basically = free pass to eat cookie dough.

  • Jess

    This sounds so delicious!! I really only make cookies so I can eat the dough and this is even better!

    • Tashiana

      Yay Jess! We are definitely on the same page – great minds think alike! :)

  • Alex @ True Femme

    Wow. These look like legit chocolate chip cookie dough! When I first saw the picture my jaw kind of dropped. They look incredible!

    • Tashiana

      Haha Alex you are the cutest! Seeing as they are freezable I will store the last ones away for our British tea party – when the day finally comes!! 😀 <3

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Yum! I love no bake bars like this. So easy to make.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog :)

    • Tashiana

      I loved it Dannii! Looking forward to keeping up with it :) I think you should try them and get addicted too 😀

  • Allie | Baking a Moment

    Oh my goodness, I can’t even imagine a more decadent treat! <3

    • Tashiana

      Ah you’re just being kind! There are a million and one more decadent things that I can’t stop looking at over at Baking a Moment! <3

  • Kelly – Life Made Sweeter

    What a fantastic idea!! Cookie dough bars sound amazing! Love the sweetened condensed milk – I can just imagine how incredibly amazingt and addictive these would be :)

    • Tashiana

      Yes Kelly the condensed milk makes it, everyone loves creamy cookie dough, right? :) The condensed milk just means you have to be a little more patient for the bars to get cold and firm. Thank you <3

  • Joanne

    I would ALWAYS rather eat cookie dough than cookies! These are crazy awesome.

    • Tashiana

      Thanks Joanne! Team cookie dough! <3

  • The Squishy Monster

    Pure genius! You can have your cookie and eat it too!!

    • Tashiana

      Yes!! I like to think that it’s not technically a cookie because it hasn’t been baked yet haha…It means you can still have your cookies and keep your cookie allowance too 😉

  • Camilla

    Woweeee your blog is so pretty! I could look at it for hours! Definitely inspiring me to get into the kitchen! And to put some proper time into making my blog look as lovely as yours, which I think is impossible as I have no idea what I am doing haha. Keep it up, it’s fab and a delight to look at and read :) xxx

    • Tashiana

      You’re so sweet Cam! Can’t wait until we put our heads together for a joint post! <3

  • http://www, Lucy

    These look really yummy. I would probably add some nuts to mine but that is a personal love for them Lucy

    • Tashiana

      Ahh Lucy how amazing would that be?! Unfortunately I live with a bunch of nut-a-phobics so that genius idea was a no go sadly!

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