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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

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If you think the cookie dough is the best part, you are going to love these peanut butter cookie dough bars. The white chocolate frosting takes them to the next level and a dusting of festive sprinkles is all you need to dress them up for a party.

no bake peanut butter cookie dough bars with blue frosting and sprinkles.

Who needs cookies when there is cookie dough? These fun bars skip the baking and let you enjoy that cookie dough flavor without the worry. 

They come together quickly and will be a fun change of pace for your sweet tooth. This batch is ready for winter with a Frozen inspired motif.

You can change up the color of the frosting and sprinkles to match any occasion.

Cookie dough is one of my favorite parts about making cookies.  While the finished product is good, the dough is usually even better.

bowl of edible cookie dough next to small bowl of chocolate chips.

While swiping a taste from the bowl is one of those guilty pleasures you get to enjoy as a cook, it’s not something you generally share with guests. Though they might love it, serving them a bowl of dough would seem quite strange.

Plus there are the food safety issues.  With uncooked eggs and flour in the dough, it’s not the best idea to go hog wild no matter how tempting it is.

Now I know we have all survived many a bite of uncooked cookie dough and lived to tell the tale. That is a risk-rewards balance I am usually willing to take in my own life too.

bowl of edible cookie dough next to small bowl of chocolate chips.

However, there are ways to make dough that makes it both more presentable and less risky, so why not? Making the cookie dough egg free and into bars makes it a much more acceptable dessert.

How to Make Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

Just whip up a quick and easy peanut butter dough and stir in some chocolate chips.  Pat that into an 8″ square dish.

Then mix up a quick melted white chocolate frosting.  This batch was dyed blue for the cold winter feel, but you can customize it however you like.

stack of peanut butter cookie bars with blue icing and sprinkles.

A dusting of sprinkles makes anything more fun. So of course that is the case with these too.

If you save a little of that white chocolate before you add the coloring, you can drizzle it over the top for even more fun.

Chill it until it is set and cut it into bars. Viola! Your cookie dough dreams can come true!

How to Heat Treat Flour

In recent years, the concerns over eating raw flour have grown.  If that is a worry for you, don’t despair.  You can still have your cookie dough!

I believe there are companies that sell flour that is treated and safe to consume straight from the bag.  Though eating flour from the bag sounds nasty, so I don’t recommend that… but you know what I mean!

squares of peanut butter cookie bars ready to eat.

But why pay the upcharge when you can treat it yourself? It’s super easy and much more economical.

Just spread the flour over a baking sheet lined with either a silicone mat or parchment paper. That isn’t fully necessary, but will help you transfer the flour later.

Put the tray of flour in the oven and bake it at 350F for about 7 minutes.  Let the flour cool completely and then use to make all of the edible cookie dough you want!

More Cookie Dough Recipes

If you love cookie dough inspired recipes, you have to try MiMi’s monster cookie dough dip. It has everything you would expect, like peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate candies.

Chocolate chip cookie dough dip is another fun option. Try it with pretzels, graham crackers, or apple slices.

For the most decadent treat of them all, try cookie dough cheesecake. It has bits of chocolate chip cookie dough in a creamy cheesecake package.

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no bake peanut butter cookie dough bars with blue frosting and sprinkles.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

Carlee
Get the taste of peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough in these fun no-bake (and egg free) cookie dough bars. The white chocolate frosting takes them to the next level and a dusting of festive sprinkles is all you need to dress them up for a party.
4.86 from 7 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 385 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces vanilla Almond bark or 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • Blue/teal gel coloring
  • Sprinkles of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Beat together flour, peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, and sweetened condensed milk until evenly blended. *Mixture will be thick*
    2 cups all-purpose flour, ⅓ cup peanut butter, ½ cup butter, ½ cup light brown sugar, 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • Fold in mini chips, then press into a lined 8×8 inch pan. Refrigerate.
    ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • To make icing layer, melt almond bark over low heat, whisking together with cream until liquid and smooth. Set aside ¼ cup for drizzling, then stir in gel color.
    12 ounces vanilla Almond bark, 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • Pour over your cookie batter, refrigerate 5 minutes, then drizzle your leftover white icing all over the top. Add sprinkles, and refrigerate at least 4 hours before cutting into squares.

Notes

For more vanilla flavor, use vanilla coffee creamer in place of the heavy cream in the almond bark layer.
To heat treat the flour, put on a parchment lined baking tray. Bake it at 350F for about 7 minutes.  Let the flour cool completely and then use to make all of the edible cookie dough you want!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 126mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34g
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Amy

Tuesday 17th of December 2019

I'm in love! These cookie dough bars are so pretty. I love anything peanut butter and no bake is always a plus. I want to try these. Enjoy your final week of Christmas preparations!

Carlee

Wednesday 18th of December 2019

Thank you!

Andrea Nine

Tuesday 10th of December 2019

These are so pretty! I can absolutely tell you that these are bars ones my boys would gobble down before I probably would even get a chance to get one! What great flavors!

Carlee

Wednesday 18th of December 2019

I hope you make some and love them!