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These no-bake Cookie Dough Bars include all the best parts of gooey cookie dough and irresistible monster cookies combined in one delicious dessert.
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  1. No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars
  2. Why We Love This Cookie Dough Bar Recipe
  3. Ingredients/Shopping List
  4. How to Make Monster Cookie Dough Bars
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Other Easy No-Bake Recipe
  7. Monster Cookie Dough Bars Recipe

These Monster Cookie Dough Bars take edible cookie dough, chocolate chips, and M&M’s and combines them into a delicious monster of a cookie bar treat! The perfect no-bake dessert that you will love sinking your teeth into!

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Looking for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie dessert that requires no baking and cures any sweet tooth? You might think that this sounds too good to be true, but I assure you it’s not. These no-bake cookie dough bars check all the boxes.

These bars are so simple to make and they taste like you are scooping some of your cookie dough batter and eating it right off the spoon – but in a delicious bar! The gooey chocolate chip cookie dough mixed with crunchy M&Ms is the perfect combination between chocolate chip cookie dough and monster cookies. This dessert will have you coming back for more!

Love cookie dough? We do too! Try our Edible Cookie Dough Recipe, Cookie Dough Dip or our Cookie Dough Milkshake!

  • Easy no-bake dessert recipe
  • Safe way to eat raw cookie dough!
  • Egg-free
  • Prepped in 20 minutes
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Ingredients/Shopping List

  • All-purpose flour
  • Salted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated white sugar
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Caramel syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Mini M&Ms, divided in half
  • Half & half

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It will only take about 20 minutes from start to finish to make your Monster Cookie Dough Bars. Just mix them up, chill and enjoy!

  1. Spread flour onto a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
    PRO-TIP: This is a super important step so that it is safe to eat the raw cookie dough. Baking the flour for just a few minutes will kill any bacterial to make sure it is safe to eat. Bonus – it also will give the flour a lightly nutty flavor which is just delicious in this cookie dough bar recipe!
    Mix together butter, brown and white sugars until well combined. Add in the peanut butter, caramel, vanilla, and salt.
    Mix together butter, brown and white sugars in a bowl
  2. Gradually add all-purpose flour to the mix.
    add flour to the mixture in the bowl
  3. Fold in old-fashioned oats, chocolate chips, and mini M&Ms.
    Fold in old-fashioned oats, chocolate chips, and mini M&Ms
  4. Pour dough into a baking pan and press to the bottom.
    pour into baking pan
  5. Melt together chocolate chips and half & half in the microwave. Spread chocolate topping over the dough.
    Pro-tip: To melt the chocolate topping, you can simply microwave the mixture. I’ve found it works best to microwave in increments of 15 seconds, stirring between each session to make sure it doesn’t burn. It should take about 4-6 increments of 15 seconds until it is completely melted and mixed.
  6. Spread it over the dough immediately, as it’s much easier when it’s warm.
    spread chocolate topping over the dough
  7. Sprinkle remaining M&Ms on top. Chill for 1-2 hours.
    spread M&M's on the top

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store Cookie Dough Bars?

Store these bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When ready to serve, set out to warm to room temperature and enjoy. These are also great to freeze for up to 3 months. 

Is raw flour safe to eat?

Raw flour is not safe to eat, so for these no-bake bars, make sure you pre-cook the flour. You can do this by heating the flour in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for five minutes. You can also cook the flour in the microwave for one minute before using, in order to kill any harmful bacteria that may have accumulated. The flour will then be safe to use for any no-bake cookie dough recipe. The flour shouldn’t change color or cook for too long or it can become toasted and change the flavor of your cookie dough bars. Cook it until it just reaches 160 degrees and no more than that. 

stacked cookie dough bars

Other Easy No-Bake Recipe

Cheesecake Bites | No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars | No-Bake Oreo Dessert | Easy Ice Cream Cake | Ice Cream Sandwich Cake | The Easiest Eclair Cake | Cookie Dough Bites

5 from 8 votes
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Serves — 14
These no-bake Cookie Dough Bars include all the best parts of gooey cookie dough and irresistible monster cookies combined in one delicious dessert.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 22 mins

Ingredients
  

Cookie Dough Bars:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup caramel syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • cups mini M&Ms divided in half

Chocolate Topping:

  • cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup half and half

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Spread the flour onto the sheet pan and bake in the oven for 5 minutes or until the flour reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Using a mixer, beat the salted butter, brown sugar, and granulated white sugar until combined, or 2-3 minutes. Beat in the peanut butter, caramel syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. It should take 1-2 minutes to mix them completely.
  • Add the all-purpose flour into the mixer.
  • Start the mixer on the lowest speed so the flour doesn’t spill out and gradually increase the speed. Beat until combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Fold in the old-fashioned oats, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and ¾ cup of mini M&Ms.
  • Pour the dough into the baking pan and press to form to the bottom of the pan.
  • For the chocolate topping, microwave the semi-sweet chocolate chips and half and half together in a microwavable bowl. Microwave in increments of 15 seconds, stirring between each session to make sure it doesn’t burn. It should take about 4-6 increments of 15 seconds until it is completely melted and mixed.
  • Pour the chocolate topping over the dough in the baking pan so that it spreads over the whole area. Spread with a knife if necessary. This is much easier done when it’s still warm. Sprinkle with remaining ¾ cup mini M&Ms.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or until completely set. Cut into bars and then enjoy.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
Store these bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When ready to serve, set out to warm to room temperature and enjoy. These are also great to freeze for up to 3 months.
Tips:
To melt the chocolate topping, you can simply microwave the mixture. I’ve found it works best to microwave in increments of 15 seconds, stirring between each session to make sure it doesn’t burn. It should take about 4-6 increments of 15 seconds until it is completely melted and mixed. Spread it over the dough immediately, as it’s much easier when it’s warm.
Inspired by Dinner at the Zoo

Nutrition Info

Calories: 687kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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    1. half and half is something you buy in the dairy section of the grocery store. It is half heavy cream and half whole milk.