Bars, Blondies & Brownies

Cookie Butter No Bake Bars

Cookie Butter No Bake Bars are made with a layer of crushed cookies, butter, powdered sugar and cookie butter and then topped with chocolate.  It’s like the classic Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars, but even better.  Especially if you are a cookie butter addict like me!

The classic chocolate peanut butter bars are a recipe I make often.  Funny enough, I don’t have that recipe here on the blog, however I do have Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (with the option of making them into bars instead) and Outrageous Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.  But with an extra jar of cookie butter in the pantry, I dreamt up a no bake cookie butter bar that was a spin off the classic chocolate peanut butter bar that I love so much.  And these Cookie Butter No Bake Bars are soooooo good.

I used Bakeology gluten free Snickerdoodle Cookie Bites and Vanilla Chai Cookie Bites to make up the cookie layer.  You can also use graham crackers (maybe even cinnamon graham crackers?!), Nilla Wafers, sugar cookies or shortbread cookies instead.  I am all about options!  These bars could also be completely gluten free, if you find gluten free cookie butter.

Cookie Butter No Bake Bars

Print Recipe
Serves: 40 squares Cooking Time: 2-minutes

Ingredients

  • COOKIE LAYER:
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 (14.1-ounce) jar cookie butter (I used creamy)
  • 2-3/4 cups fine cookie crumbs (I used 2 6-ounce bags of Bakeology gluten free cookies: Snickerdoodle and Vanilla Chai)
  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • CHOCOLATE LAYER:
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Instructions

1

Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil and spray the bottom and sides of the pan with baking spray. Set aside.

2

PREPARE COOKIE LAYER: In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir in the entire jar of cookie butter. Stir in the cookie crumbs until well incorporated. Stir the powdered sugar into the mixture, one cup at a time, stirring the sugar in completely before adding the additional cup of sugar.

3

Pour mixture out into prepared pan and smooth into an even layer in the pan. Place pan in the refrigerator to chill for 15-minutes.

4

PREPARE CHOCOLATE LAYER:

5

Once the cookie layer has chilled, add the chocolate chips and the shortening to a bowl and microwave until melted. Stop every 15-seconds to stir the chocolate and be careful not to scorch your chocolate. It should only take 90-120 seconds for the chocolate to melt. Pout melted chocolate over the top of the cookie layer. Let the bars set at room temperature for 30-minutes, before transferring to the refrigerator to finish chilling.

6

Once the bars have chilled and set, cut into desired sized squares. Take the bars out of the fridge and let sit at room temperature for 10-minutes before cutting into squares.

Notes

Store bars in the refrigerator in an air tight container.

Are you a cookie butter lover like me??  Have you ever had a classic chocolate peanut butter bar?  Leave me a comment below!

XOXO,

Kelly

PS- I linked this recipe up at the following link parties: Meal Plan Monday, Sugar and Spice, Reader Tip Tuesday, Pretty Pintastic Party, Foodie Friday.

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    February 1, 2018 at 8:02 AM

    Kelly, I can already tell you I can’t make these because I’d eat the entire pan myself, probably in one sitting. So if you wanted to send me just one (or three) I wouldn’t turn you down :). I can’t even believe how good these sound!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 2, 2018 at 7:18 AM

      Hehehehe thanks Kelsie!! They are definitely addictive. Hence why I had to quickly get them out of my house! I will gladly send you one (or four) next time I make them 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots
    February 1, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Oh, yum! And, they are no bake, so they will make it into my tummy faster!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 2, 2018 at 7:19 AM

      Thanks Julie! I love a good no bake recipe….definitely means you get to eat them faster heheheh 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    February 1, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    These are some of my favorite! YUM!!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 2, 2018 at 7:19 AM

      Thanks Kim! Mine too 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    cakespy
    February 2, 2018 at 3:55 AM

    OOOH BABY HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH. That song is on endless repeat in my head as I gaze upon these delightful bars.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 2, 2018 at 7:21 AM

      Hahahaha now that song is stuck in my head lol lol lol 😉 These are definitely heaven on earth!! XOXO

  • Reply
    Sarah
    February 2, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    i bet these are SOOOO addictive!! gahhh.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 3, 2018 at 8:01 AM

      They are!! That cookie butter 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Ruby_&_Cake
    February 2, 2018 at 2:46 PM

    These look insane! I could never limit myself t one at a time I have never tried cookie butter and have no idea where to get it here in the Uk but I am determined now 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 3, 2018 at 8:02 AM

      OMG!! You totally need to find some cookie butter! It’s also known as biscoff and speculoos. I am pretty sure they have it in the UK because I think it originated there?? But you need to find some and then make these bars 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    pglooney
    February 2, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    You had me at cookie butter

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 3, 2018 at 8:02 AM

      Hahaha right?! Right up there with Nutella 😉

  • Reply
    Beverly Roderick
    February 2, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    These look delicious! Pinning and planning on trying your recipe soon.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 3, 2018 at 8:06 AM

      Yay! Thanks Beverly!! You will have to let me know what you think when you make them!! We LOVED them 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes
    February 3, 2018 at 3:57 AM

    Cookie butter bars :* I love these! That cookie butter layer is dreamy and so creamy! These bars are heavenly Kelly!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 3, 2018 at 8:07 AM

      Thank you Deepika!! We pretty much devoured these hahaha. Have a great weekend! XOXO

  • Reply
    Amy (Savory Moments)
    February 3, 2018 at 4:33 AM

    These look scrumptious!! Plus no-bake for the win!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 3, 2018 at 8:07 AM

      No bake is the best, right?! Thank you! XOXO

  • Reply
    Colleen
    February 3, 2018 at 4:26 PM

    Yum! There’s nothing like a no-bake cookie recipe!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 4, 2018 at 7:55 AM

      They are actually no bake bars using cookie butter! And they are so yummy!

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    February 3, 2018 at 10:17 PM

    You have made cookie butter n-times yummier!!! I could eat cookie butter by the spoon and this bar with the chocolate layer on top screams my name:)

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 4, 2018 at 8:00 AM

      Right Maria?! Cookie Butter only really requires a spoon hahaha. But when you use it in desserts, it is ah-mazing 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Amy
    February 4, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    I have got to get some cookie butter. The recipes that you are making it with it sound sooooo good! Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 5, 2018 at 5:46 AM

      Yes Amy!! Cookie Butter is so amazing! You definitely need to grab a jar 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    laura70ak
    February 5, 2018 at 8:49 PM

    COOKIE BUTTER–OMG yes!
    Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 9, 2018 at 6:01 AM

      Cookie Butter is the BEST!!!

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