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A plate of cookie dough bars studded with chocolate chips and M&M's.

Cookie Dough Bars

These cookie dough bars are edible cookie dough filled with chocolate chips and M&M's, then topped with more chocolate and candy. A fun and unexpected dessert that takes just minutes to put together!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie dough bars, edible cookie dough
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 361kcal
Author Sara Welch


For cookie dough:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour see note about baking flour
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 cup miniature M&M's
  • cooking spray

For topping:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup miniature M&M's


  • Line an 8"x8" square pan with parchment paper or foil. Coat the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • For the cookie dough: Place the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a mixer and beat until fluffy. 
  • Add the vanilla and beat for one more minute.
  • Alternate between adding the flour and condensed milk, mixing on low speed until everything is combined and a dough forms.
  • Stir the chocolate chips and M&M's into the dough.
  • Spread the dough in an even layer in the prepared pan.
  • Place the bars in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • To prepare the topping: Place the chocolate chips and butter in a bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Spread the chocolate evenly over the cookie dough layer. Press the M&M's into the chocolate.
  • Chill the bars in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Keep chilled until ready to serve, then cut into squares and enjoy. Store any leftovers in the fridge.


To make the flour safe to eat, spread it out onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. 


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1.7mg