Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough Bars

I love cookie dough. I also love chocolate and peanut butter.

When I was making cookies last week I decided to forego the baking. And these Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough Bars were born.

You’re welcome.

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I have been eating raw cookie dough all my life. I even have a recipe for “Forget the cookies just give me the batter” Chocolate Chip Cookies…and it was. I’d always want to forget the baking and just eat the dough. (In fact, that recipe is what inspired this one.)

A few years ago I received a copy of Lindsay Landis’ book, The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook. It was then I realized it was perfectly acceptable to eat raw cookie dough…if you left out the eggs. *Mind Blown*

Since then I’ve made lots of cookie dough treats. And this week, I’m going to share two more! It’s cookie dough week with some of my favorite blogger friends and each of us are sharing two amazing recipes with you featuring eggless eat-all-you-want cookie dough.

Last week I shared some Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies with y’all. Since I tasted that batter (I mean, it’s a job requirement) I knew my next cookie dough recipe had to be chocolate. DARK chocolate. I was thinking truffles, but then I remembered Aimee’s Malt Ball Cookie Dough Bars. And Averie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars.

Bars. Of cookie dough. Like a truffle without rolling. Like bark without breaking. Genius!

These cookie dough bars couldn’t be simpler.

1. Make cookie dough without eggs. Substitute 1 tablespoon milk for each egg to replace wetness.

2. Press cookie dough into pan.

3. Realize you’re working with chocolate which means you need peanut butter. #itsalaw #okayitsnot #butitshouldbe

4. Melt some peanut butter into white chocolate chips. Spread over top.

5. Chill.

6. Eat.

7. Die of happiness.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough Bars | crazyforcrust.com | Egg-less chocolate cookie dough pressed into a pan and topped with peanut butter!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough Bars. Like fudge, but it’s cookie dough. Like a peanut butter cup but better.

You have to make them. You just do. #itsalaw #okayitsnot #butitshouldbe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough Bars

Yield: 30 squares

Egg-less dark chocolate cookie dough is pressed into a pan and topped with a white chocolate peanut butter. This is the best way to eat cookie dough!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder (or you can use regular unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (I use Skippy Naturals)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. The foil is for easy removal.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and both sugars. Mix in vanilla and milk until smooth. Mix in cocoa powder. Beat in flour and until well blended. Press into prepared pan.
  3. Place white chocolate chips and peanut butter in a medium microwave safe bowl. Heat on HIGH in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, for about 1 minute. It may need an extra 15-30 seconds depending on your microwave. Spread over cookie dough in pan. Chill until set.
  4. Once hardened (about 2 hours), remove from refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before slicing so that the topping doesn’t shatter. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
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It’s Cookie Dough Week! A bunch of my friends and I got together and made cookie dough recipes for you.

Check out all their posts:

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Stuffed Sandies from White Lights on Wednesday

Cookie Dough Cake Roll from Grandbaby Cakes

Peanut butter cookie dough topped brownies from Roxana’s Home Baking

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars from Back For Seconds

Cookie Dough Buckeyes from Something Swanky

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pizza from Life, Love and Sugar

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough Bars from Crazy for Crust

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Stuffed Nutter Butters from The Gunny Sack

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cookie Cups from Mom On Timeout

Cookie Dough Chess Pie from The Domestic Rebel

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies from Lemons for Lulu

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups from Simply Gloria

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies from Kitchen Meets Girl

Cookie Dough S’mores Dip from Beyond Frosting

Other cookie dough goodness:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fondue 

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Patriotic Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bark

Patriotic Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bark by crazyforcrust.com | A quick and easy red, white, and blue treat for the 4th!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Truffles

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness. These are all my favorite things in one! I remember I once ate a whole roll of unbaked Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough. Worst best idea of my life.
    These are dangerously easy…here I go to consume the whole pan! Pinned!
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  2. Yum!! These look so, so, so good!
    Chloe @ foodlikecake recently posted..Cookies N’ Cream CookiesMy Profile

  3. I love these bars Dorothy! Those chocolate cookies looked so tasty – I bet the cookie dough is even better! Yum!
    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar recently posted..Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PizzaMy Profile

  4. Cookie dough week? BEST idea ever! And these bars are awesome! I’d much rather eat raw cookie dough than actually cooked – it’s just so good!
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  5. They look incredible! thanks for the shoutout :) I have a recipe that sort of looks like this in my cookbook! The images, shall I say, not the actual recipe. But I shot it on a blue background and the top layer of frosting is super thick like this. Love Linsday’s recipes for cookie dough and that entire book :) Love how rich and thick these babies are! pinned

  6. Holy moly, yum!! These look amazing and I would devour them in no time! Pretty excited for cookie dough week!
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  7. I am dying over these bars!! So rich and absolutely perfect – looks beyond incredible. Ain’t nothing better than PB & Chocolate, except for a whole week of cookie dough recipes… maybe :)
    Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! recently posted..Raspberry Sweet RollsMy Profile

  8. Oh my gosh it just doesn’t get much better! I totally need to try this cookie dough bar concept! Thanks so much for participating! I will be sharing throughout the week!
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting recently posted..Cookie Dough S’mores DipMy Profile

  9. Oh my gosh, I seriously have to take a break from your blog. Everything I see, I add to my to-make list. I’m not going to be able to keep up but I want to so so bad!! These I’ll have to squeeze in though :-)
    Risa recently posted..Do-Si-Dos Caramel Peanut Butter CheesecakeMy Profile

  10. These bars look fantastic! I love those beautiful layers. :)
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  11. Holy cow these look so delish Dorothy! I want some of these bars now!
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  12. Love the idea of cookie dough week so much! Peanut butter and chocolate is my absolute weakness. I am afraid to make these because I will eat all of them, but I just may have to. They look too good!
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  13. Brownies and peanut butter…sigh. I almost forgot I was at work.
    Would it be crazy if I wanted to add mini peanut butter cups to the bottom layer? Never too much chocolate and peanut butter. I wonder if that would work.
    Great photos, too!
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  14. These look fantastic! I wonder if you could double-down on the peanut butter by using peanut butter chips instead of white chocolate or if that would be too much?

    • That would probably be amazing Colleen! I’ve never tried to melt the peanut butter chips, so I’m not sure how they’d do during that process. But if that didn’t work, I bet it would be amazing to mix them into the cookie dough before pressing in the pan!

  15. I’m stockpiling everything because I gave up chocolate for Lent. HUGE sacrifice. One question, is it possible to use egg substitute instead of the milk? Would it make any difference at all? lol

    • Since it’s not baked, it’s safer to avoid the eggs. You could probably use water (or another kind of milk, like almond milk, if you’re avoiding dairy). You really just need something to bind the dough together, like an egg would. Brewed coffee would probably work too!

  16. Cookie dough has and always will be my favorite thing ever – I love how this is then topped off with white chocolate + peanut butter (one of the best combo’s ever!) Pinned :)
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  17. Seriously? oh my gawwwd.
    Claire Gallam recently posted..Swiss Chard, Salami & Ricotta PizzaMy Profile

  18. Dorothy, it definitely should be the law to make these! I’m all over these! Pinning!
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  19. Absolutely, without question THE BEST way to eat cookie dough! Couldn’t agree more :)
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  20. These are absolutely perfect! Creamy, lots of peanut butter just the way I like it!

  21. I wouldn’t want to break any laws…better eat more cookie dough :) These look perfect, Dorothy!
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  22. love chocolate and pb. yum!
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  23. Yup yup I am dying of happiness!
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  24. These look so amazing! I just want to reach in a grab one (or two)! So chewy and fudgy and yummmmm
    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking recently posted..Loaded Reese’s Peanut Butter CookiesMy Profile

  25. Haha, I can follow those instructions to a “t!” Chocolate and peanut butter and cookie dough = day made!
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  26. Dying of happiness would definitely ensue after eating these. #itsalaw But really. Can’t wait to try these! And gorgeous photos, too!
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  27. Laurie F. says:

    Yum! This reminds me of my best memory of junior high; going to a friend’s house to swim after school, and then making a batch of cookies and the three of us scarfing down the whole batch of batter while drying off by the pool. Cookie dough goes with a lot of good times!

  28. What a great combination, these look amazing!
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  29. Oh my goodness. These cookie dough bars are seriously good.
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  30. Yup, my mouth just drooled a little. I need to make these so I can die of happiness. Yum! Pinning.
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  31. Ummm, yes I would die of happiness if I had a plate of these in my mouth….all to myself!!! I absolutely love the way you think!!!
    Renee @ Two in the Kitchen recently posted..Blueberry Lemon Bundt CakeMy Profile

  32. These look out of this world! Would love one!
    Graham @ Glazed & Confused recently posted..Hazelnut Crunch CookiesMy Profile

  33. Oh my word. These look awesome Dorothy :-) Love peanut butter and white chocolate melted together as well #drooling
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  34. I never heard of the egg to milk trick. Genius! Going to have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing :)
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  35. I am the biggest cookie dough lover ever!! I pretty much make cookies just so I can eat the dough. These look amazing! Thank you for all your yummy, yummy recipes!
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  36. There should definitely be a law that peanut butter and chocolate should be eaten daily! in the form of these amazing bars, if possible! They look so tempting Dorothy!
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  37. I have never seen a more perfect bar in my life. No seriously, the edges of this decadence is unreal! Perfectly sliced and for whatever reason I see a wave effect going on with the white-chocolate-peanut butter which is mesmerizing- very cool!

  38. I have never seen a more perfect bar in my life. No seriously, the edges of this decadence is unreal! Perfectly sliced and for whatever reason I see a wave effect going on with the white-chocolate-peanut butter which is mesmerizing- very cool!
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  39. GIRL! This is so much amazing cookie dough goodness I do not even know what to do!!! So rich, so dense, sooo yum!
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) recently posted..35 Chocolate Peanut Butter RecipesMy Profile

  40. Peanut butter and chocolate is definitely a law in my book!! These are totally right up my alley… Dark chocolate + PB? That has “Amy” written all over it! It’d be so deadly to live any closer to you; we’d never eat any healthy stuff, just sweets all day long. But would that really be a bad thing? ;)
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  41. Holy cow, these bars look insanely delicious! Love all the layers – peanut butter and chocolate cookie dough? I would die of happiness with just one bite and definitely have to make these – I mean it’s the law right? Pinned :)

  42. Cookie Dough in bar form? Oh heck yea.
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  43. I’m so glad you guys decided to do this whole cookie dough week thing. I’m loving it!
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  44. just made these !! sooo good. I do think the sugar in the base could be cut down a little but will definitely be making again. im going to have to put them in the freezer so I dont eat the lot in one go !

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