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Chocolate Chip Cookie Gooey Bars How-To

These aren’t just any bars . . . they’re chocolate chip GOOEY bars!


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Dorothy Kern
I am so in love with gooey bars right now. Like, totally addicted. You’ve heard of gooey bars, right? They’re bars that are filled with sweetened condensed milk and baked, creating an ooey gooey center that’s beyond addicting.

Normal gooey bars are made with cake mix. I’ve made plenty of those. But these gooey bars? These are made with cookie dough. And I must say, they’re one of my favorite versions of gooey bars yet. 

These bars are the perfect party dish. Everyone will rave. They’re also perfect for holiday cookie platters. People will beg for the recipe. Not to mention they’re great for those days when you just need comfort. They can be pan to mouth in 45 minutes. (But be careful, they’ll be hot.) 

Made with Pillsbury cookie dough, they have just a few simple ingredients and come together in a flash.

Chocolate chip cookie dough in a foil-lined square baking pan
You start by pressing about two-thirds of a roll of cookie dough into a pan. Top that with butterscotch chips, a drizzle of peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk, and then press the rest of the cookie dough on top. 

Once they’re baked and cooled, they become an amped up form of chocolate chip cookies that everyone you know will love.

Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars
And you know the best part? They’re so easy to change up to your liking. Don’t have butterscotch? No problem, use chopped nuts or your favorite kind of chocolate chip. Don’t want peanut butter? That’s fine. Leave it out! 

Like candy? Perfect. Add some of your favorite chopped candy in place of the butterscotch chips. Make these bars your own - it’s so easy. And believe me, once you start making them, you’ll be addicted too.

Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars

About Dorothy Kern of Crazy for Crust

Sharing recipes and treats is how Dorothy Kern shows that she cares, and she cares a ton. Her spunky style of baking-while-chatting is almost as addictive as her weeknight meals that come together in a snap.