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Last weekend I feel like I lived the through the 50 Shades of Gray.

Easy Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars - these bars are amazing! Homemade Oreo cookie bars filled with gooey white chocolate!

EWWWW, NO! You all have really dirty minds. I mean, I lived through 50 shades of…painting gray! I had no idea that gray was such a hard color to pick. I thought you mixed black and white and voila – gray. That’s totally not so.

(According to the lady at Sherwin-Williams – gray is not made from black and white. ALL gray has at least some color in it. Okaaaayyyyy.)

We went through about 7 shades and 4 trips to the pain store in one day. And by “we” I mean “Mel.” It’s a good thing he loves me a lot.

We devoured these Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars in one sitting!

Getting ready for this kitchen remodel is driving me insane. We had to pick a paint color that would match the gray-brown/teal/green curtains, the greenish glass tile, and the marble-like quartz. And that paint color needed to be photograph friendly. (Bloggers – you get me on that right? Nothing screams problems like a colorful wall.) Gray was the obvious choice.

It only took 7 tries to find one I we liked. We painted one wall (so we could hang the new TV, priorities) and sat back to literally watch paint dry. Gray is a weird color; depending on the light I like it more or less. But there is no way I’m looking at more paint.

I’ve moved on to lighting. Now that is a hard choice. That’s a whole other post in itself.

In the meantime I’m self-medicating with Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars. Will you join me?

Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars - easy homemade Oreo cookies in bar form filled with gooey white chocolate and chopped Oreos!

These bars were rated #1 by Amy’s son, so you know they must be good. The entire plate disappeared in an afternoon, which also lends credibility to their amazingness.

In brainstorming recipes, I realized I’d never made Oreo Gooey Bars. I’ve made Peanut Butter Cookie, Funfetti, Lemon, Chocolate Chip, and a gazillion more, but never one dedicated to Oreos.

I thought about using a cake mix but then I thought, what if I turn my Homemade Oreo Cookie Recipe into a gooey bar? I could press half the dough into the pan, layer it with sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate, and Oreos, and then layer the rest of the dough on top. Then I could bake it and all would be right with the world.

I was right, BTW. Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars FTW.

Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars - these were a hit!

Maybe I should have just painted my house Oreo color. It would have probably been easier!

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Servings: 16 bars

Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars

These Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars are out of this world! A homemade Oreo cookie made into a bar and filled with white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and chopped Oreos!


  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder — you can use regular unsweetened if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter — softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 6 Oreo cookies — chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x9” square pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and both sugars. Mix in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Press half the dough into the bottom of prepared pan. Sprinkle with white chocolate chips and chopped Oreos. Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk. Drop remaining dough by spoonfuls over the top and spread lightly with your fingers. Some of the filling will show through, try to seal the edges as much as possible.
  5. Bake for about 27-30 minutes util the top looses it’s glossy sheen and they look dry on top. The center may jiggle just a bit still. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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  1. When I was on maternity leave, I heard everyone was reading that book, so I put it on my Kindle. And the writing was SO excruciating that I really didn’t make it all the way. Shades of paint is much better, and the writing on the paint can is probably better.
    These look so incredible! I wanttttttt.

  2. I may be double posting, I’m not sure if the first comment went through! These bars look fabulous- I love the contrast of the dark chocolate bar studded with white chocolate chips. And I feel you on the decorating! My dad has been renovating his old childhood home after water damage so that it can be rented out or sold, and the number of siding/flooring/paint selections I’ve been shown is incredible! It’s definitely exhausting work 🙂

  3. Haha! I feel like I am living 50 Shades of Gray too! We are having almost our entire house repainted. After hours upon hours of deciding I finally went with Sherwin Williams Repose Gray and for some of the rooms Eider White and it looks amazing!  It’s the perfect shade of gray.  🙂  Now I am totally craving one of these bars while I decide on paint color for my kiddos room.  

  4. It took us so long to choose our kitchen cabinet colours; they were either too gray, too white or too plain, I know how you feel! These bars look insane Dorothy, Oreos just got even better! 

  5. A homemade oreo + gooey bar combo is utter genius–i love it!  These look soooo good, and perfectly chocolaty too 🙂

  6. I think the words “gooey” and “fudgy” are my favorite descriptions for desserts!  These do not disappoint.  And I feel you on the paint and gray color.  Last year, we painted one of our rooms and I choose a light gray.  The color we ended up with from the store turned out to be about 3 shades even lighter!  Still not sure if it’s the lighting in the room or the store just had an off day and mixed my color incorrectly.  Oh well…I supposed a little lighter is better than darker in my case.  : )

  7. Oh, I need some of these to self-medicate with….school starts back Thursday so I had to go back to work last week (working feverishly on the whole “full-time blogging” thing!). I am inspired by your variety of gooey bars. Good gracious!

  8. YES, please!!! These look fabulous. And I don’t care what the paint store person told you, there is absolute gray that is made of just black and white (the more white the lighter the gray). I remember that from a college art class (ok, stop laughing…yes, I took an art class).

  9. I was distracted by those caramel apple gooey bars – wow, those are pretty!

  10. I think I’m a lot different than you. Takes me ten minutes to pick a color of paint and I’m good 🙂 I paint every few years anyway so, if I get bored of it, I just go out and pick another one.

    BTW, the Oreo cookie bars look awesome. A must try for me. 

    • It only took me 10 minutes to pick out the first color. It ended up not looking like the little swatch at all. Normally I’m more like you – but this was so much harder for some reason. Probably because I hate painting and never want to do it again, lol.

  11. I love gooey Cookies! 🙂 If you get me a glass of milk to go with, I will be the happiest person alive. 🙂
    x M.

  12. Dorothy – My boyfriend is going to be moving to his first house in a few weeks which means we’ll be doing a lot of painting as well. The kitchen is currently yellow (bleh!) and one of the bedrooms is pink and purple. Needless to say, we’ll be sticking with neutrals. Grey will probably be one of our options! I might have to make these bars to help us get through the renovations and remodeling! 😀

  13. FTW indeed! These look incredible!

  14. Choosing a paint color is hard, especially when it looks so different on the wall. These bars are so decadent! I could polish off a whole pan!

  15. Gray IS difficult! My MIL did her kitchen over and she had about 10 different gray splotches on a wall to decide. She ended up having the designer gal over for help because she just couldn’t get it figured out. I bet if we had a batch of these, we wouldn’t MIND staring at gray splotches for hours 😉

  16. Aww hang in there, I totally hear you – choosing paint colors can be SO overwhelming! It boggles my mind how many different shades of even the most basic colors are. It’s so hard to choose! Hang in there though, your kitchen remodel will be totally amazing and worth it! These bars look KILLER though, well done! 🙂

  17. Oh wow! Had my husband not eaten all the Oreos I was hiding from him the basement, I could have made these right now. Life’s just not fair.

  18. Choosing paint colors can be so tough, we still have a few walls to paint but can’t decide on the color. These bars are an easy winning choice though. They look amazing!

  19. Thanks for the linky love! And OMG, these look incredible! 

  20. Haha, I read your first sentence and I was like ummmm… what?
    Haha, made me laugh! These cookie bars look incredible, the perfect thing to self-medicate with! Kitchen remodel sounds exciting!

  21. Omg, paint colors! I remember discovering that there were a gazillion shades of WHITE. That’s enough to drive someone insane. When we painted the loft, I was set on green. Unfortunately, that tiny little swatch I loved, ended up looking like toothpaste once the walls were painted. EW. And dude, Trevor talked about these bars all the way home. So ya. Definitely a ringing endorsement. I was wondering when you’d post, so I could print out the recipe. YAY!

  22. Both gray and white are the strangest colors. Who knew there were so many shades? And I really, really love these bars. When “gooey” and “oreo” are in the same sentence, oh yeah, it’s a good recipe!

  23. My FAVORITE gooey bars – love these Dorothy!

  24. These bars look so delicious! I’d much rather eat the whole pan and let someone else pick paint colors 😉

  25. My mom is OBSESSED with oreos & sweetened condensed milk and BAM you put them together in gooey deliciousness! Her bday’s coming up and now I know exactly what to make! Thanks, Dorothy! Pinned 🙂 

  26. Oh the joys of redecorating!! I remember trying to choose grey when we did our office…. I swear it was grey on the pot….It dried pretty much blue. :/ I needed one of these bars then, I adore gooey bars!

  27. I am now trying to recover from my double serving of warm sugary Oreo amazingness! These were so good and this preggo’s sweet tooth has been satisfied! One question, can these be stored at room temperature or do they need to go in the fridge? Though I don’t think they’ll last long…

  28. Man this looks dangerous.  I’m going to have to save the “half a can” from the brownies and make these, too.  Bad, bad, bad idea… 😀

  29. Would Oreo Cookie Bars recipe work if I made it in a 9×13 pan? 

  30. Hi! May I know if the sweetened condensed milk can be omitted or perhaps substituted with sugar and milk? 

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