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, and no eggs means it’s safe too!

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

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Eating cookie dough is either something people do naturally, or it’s something that is appalling in their mind.

I know this because I was chatting with the check out lady at the grocery store this week and learned that eating raw cookie dough is not cool in some people’s minds.

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

I have heard these arguments before about raw eggs, salmonella. I get it. I hear ya. But it doesn’t stop me. And it never occurred to me to tell my children “no” either. Usually the reason I tell them no is because it’s right before dinner or some other strange time.

But, in line at the checkout with my conveyor belt full of chocolate chips the cashier proceeded to tell me about her son who got violently ill from raw cookie dough. So ill that he was in the hospital for weeks. WEEKS.

Yikes.

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

I had planned on making my usual batch of chocolate chip cookies, eating a few handfuls of cookie dough, then watching TV. Instead I went to my collection of recipes (you know, the stack of printouts of recipes you WANT to make). I found one for Cookie Dough Bars from a blogger named Gingerbread Bagels (she no longer blogs, but I have about a dozen of her recipes printed)!

I decided to give these cookie dough bars a peanut butter twist. I mean, seriously, peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie dough. You all seem to LOVE that combo!

Once I made these and cut them into bites, I realized my good friend Alyssa made them for her blog! I popped over there and saw that her recipe traces back to Gingerbread Bagels too. Great minds think alike!

And yes, these cookie dough bars are SAFE to eat. No raw eggs in these bad boys! The only danger is eating too many!!

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

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

Yield: 64 pieces

Prep Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Cookie Dough:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cup mini chocolate chip morsels

For the frosting:

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels

Directions:

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

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