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Cookie Dough Bark

5 from 8 votes

posted: 04/16/14

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This Cookie Dough Bark is crazy good. You won’t be able to stop snacking on this perfect dessert.

small bowl full of cookie dough bark

I think it’s fair to say that cookie dough is my love language.

There has been an embarrassing amount of times that I have made cookies solely so that I can eat a little bit of the batter. (That’s possibly the only reason I ever make cookies . . . . )

And as shameful as it is, not one single person other than me as eaten any of the Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles.

If you love cookie dough as much as I do, you need this Cookie Dough Bark in your life.

small stack of cookie dough bark

How to Make Cookie Dough Bark

This is a brief overview on how to make this very simple recipe. For the full recipe with all of the measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Pre-bake your flour. Flour can contain E. coli. For that reason, we bake it before using it in what would otherwise be a “no bake” recipe.
  2. Make the cookie dough filling. Cream butter and sugar together. Add in vanilla and the baked flour. Finally add in some sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Make the bark. Spread melted chocolate on a baking sheet and then allow it to cool in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes. Add in the cookie dough and chill for 15 to 30 minutes. Finally add the remaining melted chocolate chips and chill the whole thing.
  4. Break up the bark. Enjoy!

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This can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week. To store it longer, keep it in the freezer. Stored in an air tight container, this will last in the freezer for 3 months. As with all recipes, use your best discretion when it comes to leftovers.

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More No Bake Recipes

If you make this cookie dough bark or any of my other recipes, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

small bowl full of cookie dough bark
5 from 8 votes

Cookie Dough Bark

Serves: 20 servings
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour
This Cookie Dough Bark is crazy good. You won't be able to stop snacking on this perfect dessert.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of butter softened
  • 3/4 packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the flour out on a baking tray. Bake for 5 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a large stand mixer, cream the butter and the brown sugar until light and fluffy, about two minutes. Beat in the vanilla.
  • Slowly add the flour, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  • With the mixer still running, slowly add in the sweetened condensed milk. You may need to stop the mixer periodically to scrape down the sides.
  • Once it is fully combined, stir in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Melt 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips. While they are melting, like a 10 by 15 pan with wax paper. Spread the melted chocolate over the wax paper, being careful not to make it too thin (you won't be able to cover the whole surface area of the pan.
  • Refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Spread the cookie dough over the hardened chocolate in an even layer. Refrigerate 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Melt the remainder of the chocolate, and pour over the cookie dough layer. Allow to harden and then break apart.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
small bowl full of cookie dough bark

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  1. Baby June says

    Oh my goodness I think this is calling my name. The kitchen is beckoning. Boxes of butter and pulling themselves out of the freezer. This bark was just meant to be.


  2. danielle says

    wow – pinned!!

  3. Kenton @ Lemon & Olives says

    Wow, these look amazing! Love the concept of “bark.” Now I need to check out the mint one. Thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle says

      Kenton, the mint oreo bark is possibly the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life. I made pounds of it for my son’s teachers last Christmas and a box for the ladies in the school office. 2 days later they called me and asked if I had any more. lol It’s awesome!

  4. Audra @ Renewed Projects says

    I wish these were in my hand right now! yum yum yum! I’m a lover of cookie dough, too, who needs a cooked cookie, right? lol Amazing recipe idea.

  5. Nancy says

    Is this bark a soft bark? Or does it get a little hardened.
    It looks delicious!!

  6. Nibbles By Nic says

    OMG!!!! This is serious! Loving this unique creation which will be posted as a NIBBLES BY NIC favorite at this week’s Wonderfully Creative Wednesday Party! Please stop by with some more goodies and don’t forget to spread the good news :-) Warmest, nic

  7. Karen says

    This looks amazing and I am chilling the first layer of chocolate now. Any reason the recipe has us mix up the cookie dough first? I realized after starting this recipe that I could have melted the chocolate and then had that chilling while I mix up the cookie dough. Just a thought. Can’t wait to dig in!

  8. Hannah says

    I was wondering what the difference is between mini chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips? I dont think we have chocolate chips in the Netherlands, wanted to replace it with normal chocolate.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Mini chocolate chips are just tiny chocolate chips. They are perfect in tips because of how nice and small they are, but if you can’t find them, you can just use regulars :)

      • kelley says

        Hi Lisa,
        I love the cookie dough bark recipe and have made it several times. I have a really tough time breaking it up though. Mine may come out a little thicker than yours. Any tips for easy breaking? Thanks.

        • Lisa Longley says

          Two thoughts: make sure your butter is soft enough. You want to be able to push your finger in to make a sizable dent, but not go all the way through. Also, is it possible you are adding too much flour? If the flour gets packed down as you measure it, you will add significantly more and that will really change things. You want to spoon it into your measuring cup and then level it off. I hope that helps!

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