I will admit that I’m one of those people who can’t resist eating the unbaked cookie dough when I make chocolate chip cookies at home! So when I saw several different recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars over on Pinterest, I knew it was inevitable that I’d give the recipe a try myself one of these days!
A few weeks ago, my daughter participated in an art show and we volunteered to bring some desserts to the opening party – so it was the perfect excuse to try out the recipe for these chocolate chip cookie dough bars! They totally lived up to the hype, and needless to say – these bars were a big hit with kids and adults alike!
What’s great about this recipe is that you get that cookie dough flavor and texture – but without the raw eggs so it’s completely safe to eat! And – OMG – these decadent bars are so very delicious!
The original recipe topped the bars with a frosting made from a combination of peanut butter and milk chocolate. But because we were bringing these chocolate chip cookie dough bars to an event and wanted to avoid any issues surrounding peanut allergies, I adapted the recipe by making a ganache out of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a little bit of cream. I have to say that the semi-sweet chocolate ganache was a perfect contrast to the sweetness of the cookie dough filling, but I would imagine the original topping would be delicious as well!
I also made ours in a 9×9-inch square pan – but the original recipe suggested an 8×8-inch pan. Either size will work – if you use the smaller pan, the bars will be smaller but thicker while using the larger plan will give you flatter and wider bars like the ones shown here. Either way – these chocolate chip cookie dough bars are delicious!
Adapted from Life’s Simple Measures.
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