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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

No need to bake your cookie dough anymore. Make some Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars with a PB Chocolate frosting and call it done. This egg free cookie dough recipe is 100% safe and 100% delicious.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars: it's safe to eat, delicious, an easy no bake recipe!

The long standing traditions of sneaking bites of cookie dough from the mixing bowl while making cookies proves that there’s just something about cookie dough that’s extra appealing.

Maybe it’s the soft texture that instantly releases the sweet buttery flavor, or just the fun of eating something you’re not “supposed” to eat, but everyone LOVES cookie dough!

That said, we know that eating raw eggs poses plenty of health risks. Since most cookie dough recipes contain at least an egg or two, you’ve gotta get creative to get your cookie dough fix!

That’s where this recipe comes in. I created a completely egg-free peanut butter cookie dough that you can chill, slice and eat, with no baking required.

Of course, I also added a later of chocolate peanut butter topping to make them even more indulgent! These cookie dough bars are every cookie dough lover’s dream dessert.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars: it's safe to eat, delicious, and gorgeous too!

Ingredient Notes

  • Sweetened condensed milk – NOT regular milk or evaporated milk
  • Peanut butter – Creamy shelf-stable peanut butter works best in this recipe.
  • Chocolate chips – I used mini morsels for the cookie dough and regular sized for the topping. Want even more peanut butter? You can substitute peanut butter morsels in the cookie dough portion of the recipe.
  • Butter – Using unsalted butter allows you to control the salt in the finished treats!
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars: it's safe to eat, delicious, and gorgeous too!

How to cook raw flour

One note before we get to making the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars: you need to cook the raw flour first to make sure any unsafe bacteria are killed.

You can do this in a couple of ways. My favorite way is to heat the flour in the microwave.

Put the flour in a microwave safe bowl and heat it for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals, until the flour reaches 165 degrees F.

You can also toast your flour in the oven for about 5 minutes to make it safe to use in these raw cookie dough bars.

Once your flour has been heated enough to kill any nasty microbes lurking around, let it cool completely, then get ready to make the best-ever Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars!

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Make the cookie dough

Cream together butter and brown sugar until well combined. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and continue to mix until the mixture gets fluffy. Now add the flour and condensed milk and beat to combine. Fold in the chocolate morsels.

Press the dough into a baking dish.

STEP 2. Topping

Melt the other chocolate morsels and the remaining peanut butter together in the microwave and then stir to make sure everything is fully combined. Spread the mixture evenly over the cookie dough.

STEP 3. Chill

Place the pan in the refrigerator and chill for at least 3 hours or as long as overnight. Once firm, cut the bars into bite sized pieces and enjoy!

Recipe FAQs

Do you have to cook flour before using it in cookie dough?

For food safety reasons, the answer is yes. Consuming raw flour is not advisable!

What size pan should I use?

I tested this recipe using a square 8 x 8 baking dish. Other sized pans will work too, it’ll just change the thickness of the bars.

Can you bake this cookie dough?

No, this cookie dough recipe contains no baking soda so it wouldn’t work baked in the oven. It was specifically designed to be enjoyed raw!

Tips and Tricks

  • Store your Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars in a covered container either at room temperature or in the fridge. They’ll stay good for about a week.
  • Make sure to spread the chocolate topping in an even layer over the cookie dough. Use a flat spatula or the back of a spoon to make sure all the parts of the dough are covered.
  • If you want a straight up peanut butter cookie taste, feel free to leave the chocolate chips out of the dough or replace them with peanut butter morsels.
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars: it's safe to eat, delicious, and gorgeous too!

Cookie dough addicts rejoice! No more risking your health to sneak bites of delicious raw cookie dough.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars are the nutty, sweet and almost addictively tasty dessert that every peanut butter and chocolate lover dreams of!

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Yield: 64 pieces

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

Prep Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cookie Dough:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cup mini chocolate chip morsels

For the frosting:

  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat softened butter with brown sugar until fully combined. Add vanilla and peanut butter, beat until fluffy. Add flour and sweetened condensed milk. Beat until everything is blended well. Fold in the mini chocolate chip morsels.
  2. Press into an 8inx8in baking dish.
  3. In a microwave safe, medium sized bowl, add peanut butter and chocolate chips for the frosting. Melt for one minute. Stir and spread over the cookie dough.
  4. Refrigerate for 3 hours (or overnight). Cut into bite sized pieces. Store in a covered container for up to a week.

Notes

  • You can also substitute peanut butter morsels in the cookie dough portion. ENJOY.
  • Recipe from Gingerbread Bagels

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on March 7, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. This looks amazing! I love cookie dough, and I never thought to pair it with peanut butter! This is perfect!

  2. Cookie dough gets eaten so much at our house too. Love these fun no bake bars…I actually have a new version made after seeing your instagram a few weeks ago. But Karly is right…so many comments about raw flour. I had no idea it was a big deal…but it still doesn’t stop me from eating it 🙂

  3. These are honestly my idea of heaven! Delish and a great combination of flavours 🙂

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  5. I just had a similar conversation with a friend who grew up in a house where eating cookie dough was strictly forbidden! I need to pass this recipe on to her!

    1. *uses for cookie dough!!! These bars look craaaazy dangerous!

      (sorry about the split comment, I accidentally hit the enter key on the last one! lol)

  6. I ain’t scared – bring on the cookie dough! 🙂 These bars sound great! And I actually read Gingerbread Bagels before she stopped blogging too – crazy!

  7. These are seriously making my mouth water! I might just make a double batch of cookie dough so I can make these, and then keep some cookie dough in the fridge for when the craving hits. 🙂

  8. Geez, that is scary! Although I am terrible about eating raw dough and yeah, I sort let my kids do too. Well forget that, now I’ll just make these bars instead!

  9. I never used to be one to be mindful of raw cookie dough either until in recent years. Now I always pause and think about it. But these bars, these bars Aimee!! They are brilliant and I need to add them to my stack of printout recipes!

  10. These look amazing! Thanks for the link to Alyssa’s version…PB is a no-no for me so with that, I can enjoy them too!

  11. So, apparently, the big concern is actually the raw flour, not the raw eggs! I had no idea of that until many, many of my readers let me know this in an egg free cookie dough recipe. So, you know. Brace yo’self. 😉

    These look amazing and I would totally risk my life for them.

    1. Yeah, I used to eat raw cookie dough as a kid, never got sick, but when I grew up and found about the egg/salmonella thing I stopped. When I started seeing all of these eggless cookie dough recipes around I got excited, but then I too saw the raw flour info, so I’m not sure of what to do and have yet to try one of these recipes.

        1. I have been freezing my flour for years. Started it because I kept getting bugs in it. Now I bring it in from the store and immediately stick it in the freezer. Once you freeze it, you can keep it a container for months or even years and no bugs.

        2. Since I use a bag of flour within a week or two, I guess I’m not so concerned 😉

    2. I eat strawberries fresh from the garden, the bugs in flour don’t scare me. LOL!!! I’m such a thrill seeker 🙂

      1. You are hilarious, Aimee! I’m the same way. .. about the bugs AND using that much flour within a week.
        I made this yummy treat today so I could leave some out for the milkman tonight. I couldn’t stop eating this to put it in the baking dish. .. so delish!

        1. Glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe Gloria!!! Hope your milkman enjoyed it too!

  12. They look amazing and those cuts. They’re so clean and perfect. Like surgeon’s hands with a razor sharp scalpel. I love it when bars are just SO perfectly cut. It makes them taste better : ) Will be pinning multiple places!

  13. I thought my life was complete. Until I saw these.
    No bake, 4 steps and peanut butter cookie dough? I <3 you.
    Pinned!

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