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Sugar Cookie Fudge Bars


posted: 04/20/16

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These Sugar Cookie Fudge Bars are only about 10 minutes of hands on time, but THREE awesome layers of deliciousness! So rich and good!

The Sugar Cookie Fudge Bars are in rectangular shapes showing the specific layers of the cookie and fudge and topped with a white frosting zig zag.

This recipe is easy to make and even easier to eat. These come together with simple ingredients and store bought hacks. It makes these a fast dessert that is decadent and perfect.

How to Make these Sugar Cookie Bars

This is a brief overview of how to make this delicious recipe. For the full recipe with all of the instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Make the sugar cookie layer. I used a mix, but you could make my homemade sugar cookie bars.
  2. Make the fudge layer. Combine chocolate and sweetened condensed milk to make the fudge layer. Spread it onto the cooled cookie layer.
  3. Make the chocolate layer. Combine chocolate and butter until it is smooth. Pour it over the set fudge layer.

Sugar Cookie Layer

In this recipe, we are taking the help of a store bought mix to make a super fast dessert. But if you prefer to bake from scratch, you are not alone and I have you covered. You can make my Sugar Cookie Bars and then just forgo the frosting layer to make the fudge and chocolate layers here.

Sugar Cookie Bars

These Sugar Cookie Bars are melt in your mouth delicious. Baked from scratch with the best homemade frosting, they will become a new favorite!
Side view of Sugar Cookie Bars with sprinkles.

Fudge Layer

For the second layer of these bars, we are using the tried and true method of three ingredient fudge. It’s fail proof and works so well as a second layer on these bars. Once you have it melted you want to work quickly so that you can spread it on the bars before it sets. It will be really thick.

Easy Fudge Recipe

This Easy Fudge Recipe is the easiest way to make chocolate fudge. You only need three ingredients; it turns out so smooth and delicious.
a four level high pyramid of chocolate fudge
Chocolate is being poured onto the fudge layer in the Sugar Cookie Fudge Bars.

Chocolate Layer

For the final layer, we are combining chocolate and butter to make a chocolate like frosting to go on the top. It is creamy, delicious, and perfect. We use the same method in my Mint Chocolate Brownies. It’s fantastic.


I sliced mine kind of thin like Twix bar size, because they are so rich, and then drizzled a little melted white chocolate on top for some prettiness, but you can go ahead and just eat it right from the pan if you want. No judgement.

Storing and Freezing

These can be stored at room temperature in an air tight container. Keep them for up to one week. As with all recipes, use your best discretion when it comes to leftovers.

This freeze well. They should be frozen in a single layer for two hours before being layered in an air tight container and put back in the freezer. Freeze for up to three months.

A large bite in the Sugar Cookie Fudge Bars showing the distinct layers of the cookie, fudge, chocolate, and the white zig zag frosting.

More Easy Dessert Recipes

You can find all of my dessert bar recipes here: Bar Recipes.

If you make these amazing sugar cookie bars or any of my other recipes, please leave me a comment, I love hearing from you.

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Sugar Cookie Fudge Bars

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  • Sugar Cookie Layer
  • 17.5 oz Sugar Cookie Cookie Mix I used Betty Crocker
  • 8 TBSPs unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • Fudge Layer
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips see note
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk make sure you don’t buy evaporated milk
  • Ganache Layer
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 8 TBSPs unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the sugar cookie mix, butter, and egg until fully combined. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or just until the edges of the cookie begin to turn golden brown.
  • Allow the sugar cookie layer to cool, be sure to wait until it is no longer hot to the touch.
  • In a medium saucepan heat the sweetened condensed milk and 3 cups of the milk chocolate chips over medium heat, stirring until completely combined. Spread over the cooled sugar cookie layer, making it as even as possible.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter and the remaining one cup chocolate chips over low heat, stirring continuously until fully combined. Pour over the fudge layer and allow to set.
  • Finally, after the finally layer has set, if you like, melt the white chocolate chips and drizzle over the bars. In the pictures you see above, I have put the white chocolate into a small plastic bag and used it to pipe it over the already cut bars.
  • Store bars in an airtight container and eat within four days.
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  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    Being sick as a mom is the absolute worst!! I hope you feel better. I want these – they turned out amazing!

  2. Mir says

    Aw man. I’m sorry you’re feeling crappy with nobody to cover for you. You need some temporary childcare stat so that you can crawl in bed and Netflix binge! That’s the reason I love getting sick!
    These bars…WOW. I’m SO digging all three layers!
    Feel better!

  3. Melissa Howell says

    I love the cookie fudge combo! These look so delicious! They’d be a hit at any summer party!

  4. Ana says

    I made these- they looked great, I left them to set, came back and the butter and chocolate in the top layer separated!! They turned into 4 layer bars with the top layer being solid butter LOL! I threw them out and remade them with just melted chocolate as the top layer (for fear of ruining them again). They were AMAZING! Definitely saving this recipe but now I have to ask for the future….any ideas why my butter and chocolate separated? I did deviate from the recipe by using dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate chips for the top layer, but I don’t see why that would make a difference though. Even though I couldn’t get the top layer down, this recipe is still a keeper in my book! Great combo and my friends loved them too.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Ugh. My best guess would be that the butter and chocolate seemed like they were fully combined when you poured, but they weren’t quite there yet. That is super strange though! I’m surprised!

  5. Sally says

    Any thoughts on using sane tripe (and directions) with a peanut butter cookie mix? ? Would the steps remain the same?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Sally! I could have holiday brain, but I’ve ready your comment about 7 times and can’t figure out what you meant before autocorrect got the best of things. You could definitely use a PB cookie mix though!

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