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Oreo Cookie Bars taste like an Oreo but in bar form. These Gooey Bars are one of my favorite homemade recipes – they’re chocolatey and gooey and full of white chocolate.

If you love Oreos you’ll LOVE these bars.

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

These bars are rated #1 by anyone who eats them. They disappear fast whenever I make them!

We all know I love gooey bars and figured I wanted to make another version.

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.

Table of Contents
  1. What is a gooey bar?
  2. Ingredients
  3. Assembling Gooey Bars
  4. Oreo Cookie Bar FAQ
  5. Other favorite gooey bar recipes
  6. Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars Recipe

What is a gooey bar?

Gooey bars, for me, are a cookie bar that are filled with something gooey, like caramel or sweetened condensed milk.

Most of my gooey bar recipes start with a cake mix but I have been known to make them from scratch, and this is one of those recipes.

Basically, these are a layered cookie bar with sweetened condensed milk in the middle. I also always add some sort of chocolate chip in the center.

We devoured these Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars in one sitting!

Ingredients

To make these cookie bars from scratch, we need to make a copycat Oreo cookie dough.

Basically you’re using all the ingredients you use to make a chocolate cookie:

  • Butter and sugar
  • Flour and baking soda
  • Egg
  • Vanilla
  • Cocoa

But instead of using regular unsweetened cocoa, you need to use a dark chocolate cocoa to make these truly taste like Oreos. I always use Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa in all my recipes where I want a dark chocolate taste.

Learn all about cocoa powder here but while dutch process will give you a darker richer flavor, you really need to use the Hershey’s one in this recipe. The baking soda in the cookie dough can affect the outcome with dutch process, plus the Special Dark really gives these the Oreo taste.

Assembling Gooey Bars

These are made in a 9×9-inch pan. Press about half the dough in the bottom of the pan.

Top the dough with chocolate chips and half a can of sweetened condensed milk.

Then drop pieces of dough on the top of the gooey center. They don’t have to be solid, but make sure you press them around the edges.

Once you bake the top will melt together and give you the BEST cookie bars EVER.

Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars - these were a hit!
Do I have to use white chocolate chips?

No, you can use any kind of chips you like: milk chocolate, semi-sweet, peanut butter, white, butterscotch. Anything works, just use 1/2 cup.

They still seem gooey in the center after the bake time is up.

That’s because these are gooey bars. If the top looks done and the edges look crisp and done, then they’re done baking. The center will firm as they cool.

Can I cut these right away?

You need to let them cool completely before cutting or they’ll be a mess. Tip: for pretty cuts like shown in the photos, chill the bars before cutting.

I can’t find Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa.

You can find it in 99% of grocery stores in the baking aisle. You can also buy it on amazon. In a pinch, you can substitute regular unsweetened cocoa powder.

Other favorite gooey bar recipes

Close up stack of Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars
4 from 5 votes
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!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 16 bars
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9” square pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword chocolate
stack of oreo cookie bars with words on photo

Make Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars with dark cocoa and sweetened condensed milk. These are gooey bars from scratch and they taste like Oreos!

Last Updated on September 28, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. 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. 

    1. 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.

  2. 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).
    xoxo

  3. 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!

  4. 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.  : )

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

  6. 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! 

  7. 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.  

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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.