Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars

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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.

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!


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 ½ 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.

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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!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 16 bars
Serving Size 1 serving


  • cup Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder (you can use regular unsweetened if needed)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter , softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 6 Oreo cookies chopped
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk


  • 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.

Nutrition Information

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

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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 😉

  5. 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!

  6. 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! 😀

    1. I used to like colorful houses…until I moved into a really ugly one. Now I just want neutrals everywhere, lol. Good luck with your painting!