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5-Ingredient Monster Cookie Bars

5-ingredient monster cookie bars Dessert
 5-Ingredient Monster Cookie Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 4 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 16

Inspired by our fan-favorite 5-ingredient Monster Cookies, these quick and easy bars are a treat that everyone can get behind. Top it all off with an irresistible chocolate drizzle that will take this recipe from "that's good!" to "can we have seconds?" MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 15, 2019
Pillsbury Cookie Dough
Make with
Pillsbury Cookie Dough

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated peanut butter cookies
3/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4
cup M&M’s™ milk chocolate candies
1/2
cup old-fashioned oats
1/4
cup chopped cocktail peanuts

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, allowing some to hang over sides of pan.
  • 2
    In large bowl, break cookie dough into small chunks. Stir in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips and the remaining ingredients until well mixed. Press mixture in pan.
  • 3
    Bake 19 to 24 minutes or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring until melted. Transfer melted chocolate to small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut small corner off one end of bag, and drizzle on top of bars. Cool completely, about 3 hours, or until chocolate is set. Remove bars from pan; cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

  • Lining your pan with foil helps for easy removal and less cleanup for you!
  • Store bars in tightly covered container at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
20g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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