These one bowl, no bake oreo cookie dough bars are a decadent treat that will let you enjoy cookie dough by the handful!
Hello June. And hello SUMMER!! I am so happy for warmer days. I am just starting to research the best way to introduce Stella to swimming. She is still really young but I am a typical paranoid new mom and am nervous about having her near the water (especially pools) when she can’t swim.
When I was younger a little girl at our dance studio tragically drowned in her family’s pool. It was such an awful time for all of us and unfortunately it is a memory that has weighed heavily on my heart ever since. I have never been able to forget that awful time. It happened so quickly. Her mom had only turned her back for a few minutes to feed the horses. But by the time she had realized her daughter had wandered off, it was too late. That poor baby girl was just 3 years old. I realize this story isn’t exactly a happy ending but people need to know that pools are so dangerous for little ones and it is important to never take any chances because it can truly happen in a matter of seconds.
So that brings me back to swim lessons. I want to get Stella to be swim safe as quickly as possible. I know she is young but I figure it is never too early to start. I really just want her to be able to kick to the side of the pool if she accidentally falls in. I’ve been looking into private lessons and mommy & me classes. Have you taught your little one to swim yet? Any tips?
Okay onto what I would like to call the BEST bar ever. Do you like cookie dough? I love it! When we go to yogurt shops I pile it on and don’t even get me started on when I bake cookies. I always eat more dough than I should. They say you shouldn’t because of the raw egg and all but I’m convinced they made up that rule just to take away all my fun. So when I heard there was a way to make cookie dough without the egg I just knew I needed to make it stat!
Thus these gorgeous No Bake Oreo Cookie Dough Bars were born. I piled mounds of eggless cookie dough on top of a thick oreo crust. But that simply wasn’t enough. Next, I melted up cookies and cream candy bars and poured that on top of the cookie dough. By now the bars were basically looking like heaven but I topped it with more cookie dough and mini oreos just to make sure you got the point.
You need to make these for your husband, your mom, your kids, your cousin’s boyfriends neighbor. To steal the words from Nike, Just Do It! 😉
- Oreo Crust:
- 38 Oreo Cookies, crushed in crumbs
- 7 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter,melted
- Cookie Dough Layer:
- 1 Stick Unsalted Butter, softened
- ¾ Cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 (14 oz.) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- ½ Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Optional Toppings:
- 2 (4oz.) Hersheys Cookies and Cream Bars, melted
- 5-6 Oreo Cookies, crumbled
- Cookie Dough Balls, recipe follows
- Oreo Crust: Line an 8x8 pan with foil. Set aside. In a bowl combine the oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter. Stir with a fork until well combined and the mixture resembles damp sand. With your hand or the back of a glass, firmly press the oreo mixture into the prepared pan. Place in the freezer to chill while you prepare the cookie dough layer.
- Cookie Dough Layer: In the same bowl you used for the oreo crust, cream the butter for 1 minute with a hand mixer. Add in the brown sugar and beat for an additional 2 minutes on medium speed. Beat in the vanilla extract. Slowly add in the flour, alternating with the sweetened condensed milk. Stir in the chocolate chips. Reserve ½ cup of the cookie dough. Press the cookie dough on top of the prepared oreo crust. Return to the freezer to chill for 30 minutes. Roll the remaining ½ cup of cookie dough into mini balls. Place in the freezer to firm up. Remove bars from the refrigerator and pour the melted cookies and cream bars evenly over the top of the bars. Top immediately with cookie dough balls and crushed oreo cookies. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours. Cut into 12 squares and serve.
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