Sweet Tooth Cookie Dough Bars

YUMMIEST EVER. That’s right. You know the great parts of Nanaimo bars? Like the rich, sweet, buttery filling and the smooth chocolate? Take all of that and then add cookie dough. That’s Sweet Tooth Cookie Dough Bars.


Everyone loves cookie dough. I mean honestly I have teen girls so I know fully the appeal of cookie dough. These sweet tooth cookie dough bars are divine. My girls could eat cookie dough by the spoonful.


These sweet tooth cookie dough bars are the best ever. Just look at these pictures. I am salivating remembering them. Time to make more. PLUS, all of the melted chocolate in the middle. Just imagine all of the bowls and spoons you get to lick clean.


Sweet Tooth Cookie Dough Bars

The sweetest combination of buttery good icing and cookie dough plus chocolate in bars. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie dough bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 15 bars
Calories 220kcal
Author Paula


Cookie Base

  • 3/4 cup unsalted cream butter softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Brownie Layer

  • 3/4 cup unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Hershey cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup flour

Cookie Dough Frosting Layer

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line parchment paper into the 9×13 baking dish
    Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, sugar and brown sugar together until light and fluffy
    Beat in eggs, one at a time until combined
    Mix in the vanilla, baking soda, salt until combined
    Gradually mix in the flour ingredients until combined
    Fold in chocolate chips
    Spread the dough into the pan
    Bake the dough into the oven for 25 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown and the center is almost set
    Allow to cool while you make the brownie batter
    Brownie Batter directions:
    Using a medium pot on low-medium heat, melt the butter
    Whisk in the chocolate chips until they are smooth
    Remove pot from heat and set aside
    Using a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla extract
    Gradually whisk the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture.
    Gradually whisk in the cocoa powder and flour until combined and smooth
    Spread the brownie batter onto the top layer of the cookie layer
    Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the middle
    Place on the counter to cool completely
    Chocolate chip cookie dough frosting directions:
    Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until combined and smooth
    Mix in the milk, vanilla and salt until combined
    Fold in the chocolate chips
    Spread the frosting onto the top of the brownie layer
    Place into the fridge overnight to allow the frosting to harden
    Cut into bars and enjoy!




Calories: 220kcal

There’s a fair bit of layering here, which is time consuming, so make sure you have enough time to complete these. They are more than worth the effort and if you share these your friends will love you even more.

Your New Favourite Treats

If you have a fun summer event and you need to bring along the treats these Sweet Tooth Cookie Dough bars are just the right thing to make and share. They also work for holiday gatherings, of course.

Don’t forget to check out this delicious recipe too – > Smores Cookies.

And if you are camping this year please remember to check out this big Camping Recipes post. Everything you need here to make your camping adventure scrumptious.

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.

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