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No Bake Cookie Dough Bars with Caramel Chocolate Icing

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You aren’t going to believe these insanely good these No Bake Cookie Dough Bars with Caramel Chocolate Icing! They are rich, flavorful, simple to make, and taste fabulous. Make these easy, no bake cookie bars for any occasion or event.

No Bake Cookie Dough Bars with Caramel Chocolate Icing

I have always been a massive fan of cookie dough. Cookie dough is one of those things I feel like I can never have too much of. I may have even cookie dough when it wasn’t safe to do so, but I was tired of flirting with the dangers! Instead, I went on a mission to create a no bake cookie dough that I could safely eat without worries. 

This easy, no bake dessert was an astounding SUCCESS! The flavors are awesome and the texture. So, if you are infatuated with cookie dough, I highly recommend these no bake cookie bars. They are truly one of the best things ever and are so quick to make. 

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Is It Safe To Eat Raw Flour?

There is some evidence that eating raw flour can make you become ill. It’s best to sprinkle the flour on a baking sheet and heat it in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Or place it in the microwave long enough for it to get hot. Heating the flour kills any germs that it may have, and then it’s safe to eat. 

What Is The Chocolate Topping On Cookie Dough Bars 

The topping on these cookie dough bars is a combination of melted caramel chips and mini chocolate chips. They are the perfect way to top off the cookie bars. You can also sprinkle chocolate chips on top if you wanted as well. 

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Storing Leftovers 

Leftovers need to be kept airtight. Otherwise, they will dry out and aren’t as tasty. Keep them in a container with a lid that fits well, and these cookie bars will last up to five days. You can store them in the fridge or at room temperature after they are set up. I prefer the no bake cookie bars to be cold, but you may like them better at room temperature. 

Can You Freeze Bars 

Absolutely! You can quickly freeze these cookie dough bars. Keep them in a food storage container that’s airtight, and they will last in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Thaw in the fridge or on the counter before serving and enjoy! 

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Can I Use Different Chocolate Chips In Recipe 

Yes, absolutely! You can use any variety of chips you like. Butterscotch, peanut butter, white chocolate, or any other combination you can imagine will be good. Try it a variety of ways to see which way you enjoy it the best. 

Ingredients

There are only eight ingredients needed to make a batch of these no bake cookie dough bars. I can’t wait for you to sink your teeth into them! 

  • 2 c. Flour
  • 1 Stick of butter
  • ¾ c. Brown sugar (packed down)
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 14 oz. Sweetened condensed milk
  • 14 oz. Mini chocolate chips
  • 10 oz. Caramel flavored candy chips

How to Make Cookie Dough Bars 

Once you make these cookie dough bars, you will be wanting to make them all the time. Because there is no hard steps or lots of work, they are great for potlucks and other times when you need a dessert quickly. 

First Step: In a mixing bowl, combine 1 stick of butter with ¾ of a cup of brown sugar that has been packed down. You can hand mix if you like, but it is much easier to use a stand mixer. Beat together the sugar and butter until it is light and creamy.

Second Step: Add in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

Third Step: Sprinkle in ½ teaspoon of salt.

Fourth Step: Pour in 14 oz. of sweetened condensed milk.

Fifth Step: Mix in 2 cups of flour, and blend on high until all of the ingredients have combined well.

Sixth Step: Turn 10 ounces of mini chocolate chips into the batter by hand just until they are combined well.

Seventh Step: In a greased 9 x 9 pan, place the dough, and push down to form a nice even layer.

Eighth Step: Place the pan in the freezer for 45 minutes to an hour and then remove it.

Ninth Step: Once the dough has chilled a bit, you can make the icing. To do this, place a 10-ounce bag of caramel-flavored candy chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chips for one minute, and then remove and stir them. Continue to heat the chips in the microwave at 30-second intervals until they are melted completely.

Tenth Step: Add 4 ounces of mini chocolate chips to the icing mixture, and stir until melted. You can return them to the microwave for 30 seconds if needed to melt the remaining chocolate chips.

Eleventh Step: Let the icing mixture cool for a few minutes. Once it has cooled, pour it over the cookie dough, and smooth it out with a spatula. Place the pan back into the fridge to chill; you can serve as soon as the icing has hardened, or continue to chill until ready to serve.

           

Enjoy!

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No Bake Cookie Dough Bars with Caramel Chocolate Icing

No Bake Cookie Dough Bars with Caramel Chocolate Icing

No Bake Cookie Dough Bars with Caramel Chocolate Icing

Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

No Bake Cookie Dough Bars with Caramel Chocolate Icing is a quick and easy no bake dessert. This is a cookie dough bar that is great for summer cookouts, lunch dessert for kids, or even a family event potluck dish to bring.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. Flour
  • 1 Stick of butter
  • ¾ c. Brown sugar (packed down)
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 14 oz. Sweetened condensed milk
  • 14 oz. Mini chocolate chips
  • 10 oz. Caramel flavored candy chips

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 stick of butter with ¾ of a cup of brown sugar that has been packed down. You can hand mix if you like, but it is much easier to use a stand mixer. Beat together the sugar and butter until it is light and creamy.
  2. Add in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
  3. Sprinkle in ½ teaspoon of salt.
  4. Pour in 14 oz. of sweetened condensed milk.
  5. Mix in 2 cups of flour, and blend on high until all of the ingredients have combined well.
  6. Turn 10 ounces of mini chocolate chips into the batter by hand just until they are combined well.
  7. In a greased 9 x 9 pan, place the dough, and push down to form a nice even layer.
  8. Place the pan in the freezer for 45 minutes to an hour and then remove.
  9. Once the dough has chilled a bit, you can make the icing. To do this, place a 10 ounce bag of caramel flavored candy chips into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chips for one minute, and then remove and stir them. Continue to heat the chips in the microwave at 30 second intervals until they are melted completely.
  10. Add 4 ounces of mini chocolate chips to the icing mixture, and stir until melted. You can return them to the microwave for 30 seconds if needed to melt the remaining chocolate chips.
  11. Let the icing mixture cool for a few minutes. Once it has cooled, pour it over the cookie dough, and smooth it out with a spatula. Place the pan back into the fridge to chill, you can serve as soon as the icing has hardened, or continue to chill until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 665Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 377mgCarbohydrates: 105gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 3gSugar: 80gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 9g

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I have many, many more yummy cookie bars and other desserts I am excited to show you. Here are some of the favorites at Sweet Pea’s Kitchen! Let’s take a look:

Sticky Peanut Butter Cookie Bars – I love to eat desserts with peanuts in them. First of all, I love the flavor of peanuts, but even more, I enjoy the crunchy goodness they provide.

The Best Easy Sugar Cookie Bars – If you love making sugar cookies, but hate letting the dough chill, you can skip it and make these cookie bars instead. They are wonderful!

Brown Butter Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – Another amazing cookie bar recipe I have for you are these salted chocolate chip bars. Brown butter is the real star of the show, though.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars – If you are a fan of pumpkin and chocolate together, these cookie bars are what you need. They are sweet, flavorful, and simple to make.

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