Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars are easy, no bake, eggless, with edible peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate chip ganache.
Cookie Dough Bar
These No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars are truly a sight to behold!
Picture it. Edible peanut butter cookie dough filled with chocolate chips or chunks, topped off with a chocolate ganache and then decorated with your favorite treats?
I am in, every time, and always so glad I did!
I just wish I was better at limiting myself to only one piece because that is all you really need! Maybe practice will make perfect? Oh who am I kidding?
Please be advised that this dessert is so tasty and totally addictive, you might want to consider making a double batch. I don't want any complaints! ?
No Bake Cookie Dough
Eating cookie dough is something you either love or hate. I have found there is no in between. Either you have always done it and enjoy it or are totally disgusted by the idea.
I remember loving cookie dough when I was younger and as I got older too. As a matter of fact I know I enjoy cookie dough right before I enjoy a batch of freshly baked cookies to this day.
I just can't resist the temptation or urge to eat it. Now there is no need to bake your cookie dough any longer!
I've always justified "tasting" the cookie dough because I firmly believed you can tell how great your baked cookie would taste if the dough tasted great!
That doesn't sound as good as thought it would after seeing it written in front of me, but that is how I have been justifying it in my mind for so many years.
Okay I have to say it again, I just love cookie dough and always have. If you are like me and you pretty much only make cookies so you can eat the dough, these bars are for you!
It’s chocolate peanut butter cookie dough heaven!
Eggless Cookie Dough
I am lucky too because I have never gotten sick from the raw eggs or uncooked flour found in regular cookie dough!
My mother and both grandmothers all gave us cookie dough to try before baking and never knew or thought it was dangerous. (One of my grandmothers lived on a farm and we enjoyed farm fresh eggs and never got sick, for whatever reason).
My dad always said I'd rather be lucky than smart any day so I guess I am just lucky I never got sick! That being said this cookie dough does not use eggs so there is no reason for concern about the eggs!
However, currently there is minimal concern about eating or consuming uncooked flour. For more information about uncooked flour, see below.
Can you eat Cookie Dough?
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What choice did I have but to add delicious flavors to the most addictive food ever: cookie dough.
These cookie dough bars are egg free and safe to eat. Good thing too because once you try them you won’t be able to stop!
They are quick and easy to throw together (always a win in my books) and they taste divine!
And the fact that the cookie dough is peanut butter flavored and has chocolate chips? Well that just makes it even better.
And that’s without thinking about that thick chocolate ganache on top – because you can never have too much chocolate!
No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
There are a few flavor combinations that were meant to be and chocolate and peanut butter are definitely one of them.
I love chocolate and peanut butter and I love regular cookie dough so I decided to make a dessert that includes everything in one! There can't be many people that wouldn't enjoy a dessert with peanut butter, chocolate and chocolate chip cookie dough. Can there?
If you love cookie dough, chocolate and peanut butter, then you won't be able to resist eating these totally addictive bars! Also, if you are like me and you love chocolate and peanut butter desserts, then you’ll love these recipes as well!
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People always talk about how raw cookie dough is dangerous and can make you sick. This is for 2 reasons. The first is because it contains raw eggs (Salmonella danger) and the second is because of uncooked flour (E coli risk).
Fear not with these cookie bars. They don't contain eggs, nor do they include raw flour. Either baking the flour in the oven or cooking in a microwave will kill any potential bacteria if that is your concern.
These cookie dough bars are totally safe to eat. The only danger is from eating too many!
How to make raw flour safe to eat
To toast the flour in the oven, spread 2 cups on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. With the microwave you just heat for 1 minute and 15 seconds on high, stirring every 15 seconds, and you're good to go!
Regardless of your chosen method, the flour must reach a temperature 0f 165 degrees to be deemed safe to eat and it is just that simple to ensure it's safety. I have never done this myself but that doesn't mean you won't want to!
If you would like further information on E. coli linked to raw flour take a look here.
For more info on baking the bacteria away look here.
For more information on microwaving away the bacteria look here.
DO NOT ingest or even just taste anything that contains raw flour or uncooked eggs. Make sure it has been cooked before eating it. This includes flour being used as a thickening agent.
For more information about the FDA recommendations, check this link out.
Ingredients in No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars
- peanut butter
- brown sugar
- sweetened condensed milk
- vanilla extract
- chocolate chips
- chocolate chips (for topping)
- heavy cream
- sprinkles or sparkles or toppings of your choice
How to make the Best Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars
Heat flour to 165 degrees either in the oven or by microwave, if desired. I never have but you might want to.
Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and put aside.
Beat softened butter until fluffy, then add in brown sugar, sweet condensed milk, flour, peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until well blended.
Fold in ½ cup of chocolate chips.
Press dough into prepared pan and refrigerate.
To make topping, over medium heat, bring to a slight boil.
Remove from heat and stir in remaining chocolate chips.
Wait 5 minutes and whisk rapidly until ganache is smooth and satiny.
Pour on top of your cookie dough and smooth out.
Add sprinkles, sparkles, chips, toffee bits, nuts etc. or whichever topping you desire, and return to the fridge.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
After removing from fridge, let stand for 5 -10 minutes before cutting with a hot, dry knife. This allows for neat and even cutting.
Cut into squares, serve and enjoy!
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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars
- Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and put aside
- Cook flour either by oven or microwave method if desired.
- Beat softened butter until fluffy, then add in peanut butter, sweet condensed milk, brown sugar, vanilla and flour. Beat until well blended.
- Fold in ½ cups of chocolate chips.
- Press dough into prepare pan and refrigerate.
- Over medium temperature, heat heavy cream until it just begins to slightly bubble. Remove from heat and add in chocolate chips. Wait 5 minutes and whisk vigorously until smooth and silky.
- Remove from heat and stir in remaining chocolate chips. Wait for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth and satiny.
- Pour over the top of the refrigerated cookie dough fudge and smooth out.
- Add sprinkles, sparkles or your favorite topping.
- Refrigerate again for at least 4 hours.
- Remove from fridge and, with a hot knife, cut into squares. (*hint* allowing the bars to come to room temperature before cutting will ensure clean and easy cutting)
- Serve and enjoy!
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