Warning — I take NO responsibility for how addictive you may find these cookie bars, hence the name “Chocolate Chip Cookie CRACK Bars.”
Do you need one more thing to add to the holiday dessert line-up or something to make for that holiday cookie exchange? Look no further! These chocolate chip cookie crack bars are the answer.
I originally posted the recipe for these bars here, but realized the recipe is hard to find, so I’m giving it a promotion and a post all of its own! In fact, in the coming weeks I will be doing some clean-up work and trying to make recipes easier to find, since when I first started I kinda just named posts random things and stuck recipes in the middle of them and now even I have a hard time finding stuff I made! There may even be a site redesign coming up — one of the good things about having a husband who does web development!
So, back to these bars. They are ridiculously easy to make, with only 3 ingredients and I can guarantee you will be very popular after making these. I took some today for my coworkers along with some other treats, and these were the first to be devoured.
All you need to begin this downward descent into sugar addiction are 2 rolls of store-bought refrigerated cookie dough, a 10-12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate since that’s what I already had) and a 14-oz. can of sweetened condensed milk. There’s some smooshing and smoothing involved, making this a fun recipe to make with kids.
These bars are pretty rich, but that doesn’t stop people for going back for more. If you want, you can make your own cookie dough and use that instead of the store-bought kind, but in my opinion that takes away from the simplicity of these. Plus I’m sure your homemade cookie dough needs no further embellishment since it’s already awesome, right?
What are you waiting for?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Crack Bars
2 rolls refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
1 10-12 oz. bag semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take one of the cookie dough rolls and smoosh it over the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. You may need to use 1.5 rolls to cover the bottom evenly, and that’s fine.
Combine the chocolate chips and condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each until chocolate is melted. It took me a minute total to get it all melted.
Spread the chocolate and condensed milk mixture evenly over the cookie dough crust.
Now take the remaining cookie dough and crumble over the top.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until top layer of cookie dough is golden brown. Cool, then slice into squares.