Eat: Cookie Dough Bars

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After seeing these bars floating around the Pinterosphere for several weeks, I decided to try them.  I don’t know where they originally came from, but they are heavenly.  There are two reasons you should make them…

1- They are SO easy to make!

2- They taste SO good!

I LOVE that they call for sweetened condensed milk in place of raw eggs, but when you taste them, you won’t know the difference.  I also love that they took all of 15 minutes to make and then maybe 5 minutes to frost later on.

My best advice: cut them small, like pieces of fudge.  They are DENSE!

Here is the recipe:

½ c. unsalted butter, softened
¾ c. packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. good flour (I use King Arthur)
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 c. mini chocolate chips
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup milk chocolate chips

Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper.  I don’t recommend anything but parchment paper or you will have a mess on your hands when you go to cut them.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together butter (I melted it first in the microwave) and brown sugar until well combined.  Then, add vanilla and continue mixing.
Turn the mixer to low and alternate the flour and the sweetened condensed milk until combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the 8×8 pan. It may be a bit sticky so lightly flour your hands if needed.
Cover your bars with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 2-4 hours or ideally, overnight.  They need to be firm before adding topping.
To make the topping, combine the peanut butter and ½ cup chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Stir every 30 seconds until smooth. It took me about 2 minutes, but all microwaves are different.  Pour and spread over the top of the chilled dough and refrigerate for at least for 1 hour until firm.

Now try not to eat the entire pan!

xo,

Brooke

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