Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars {Secret Recipe Club}

October has been an absolute blur for me.  I hate that.  My family has been dealing with the loss of my Grandmother so this month’s Secret recipe Club reveal day seemed to just appear out of no where.  good thing I had my recipe picked out weeks ago from my assigned blog Life’s Simple Measures.

I was super excited to get my assignment too!  I’ve been following Life’s Simple Measures for awhile now and have had some of Jess’s posts bookmarked with a big “make me now” post it on them.  How does a person decide what to make when there are so many good recipes to choose from?  Some yummy ones are:
It was a no brainer for me on what to make.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars.  ‘Nuff said, right?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars
Cookie Dough
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
*  3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
* 1 tsp. vanilla extract
* 2 cups all purpose flour
* 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
* 2 cups mini chocolate chips
* 1 cup creamy peanut butter
* 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
In a large bowl mix together butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes.)  Add vanilla and mix until combined.
With the mixer on low speed, alternate adding the flour and the sweetened condensed milk and mix until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.
Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper.  Press the cookie dough into the pan.  If the cookie dough is sticky, lightly flour your hands.
Cover the bars with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight until firm.
For the topping, combine peanut butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat until smooth.  Spread over the cookie dough and chill for at least 1 hour or until firm.
This what happened when the phone rang and I left the room for too long…

Now here’s the trick – try not to eat them all in one sitting!

They were really good!  I can’t believe I’m saying this, but they were super sweet.  Like, holy heck, I might go into a sugar coma sweet.  But my friends who love cookie dough said they were amazing.

I’ve had so much fun being a part of this amazing club!  If you missed previous months’ posts, here they are:
Ummm… apparently I like desserts!  Ha!  I’m pathetic!
Secret Recipe ClubReady to look and see what everyone else has made for today? Me too!

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  2. I’m sorry to hear that:( I bet she was very much loved.

  3. Again, my condolences, Erin. Glad you could get into the kitchen for some baking therapy…this is a winner!!! xo

  4. These bars look amazing! I’ll be bookmarking them to make soon 🙂

  5. OMG those look soooooo goooood!

  6. Oh my gosh these look soooo yummy. I must try these.

  7. These look sinfully awesome! Great choice!

  8. OMGosh those look so yummy!! Can you ship some to Alabama(haha) I found you on Craft-O-Maniac and I am definitely pinning this one and I am a new follower.

  9. you had me at cookie dough 🙂

  10. These look so good. Great SRC pick. Oh my! Yummy!

  11. So very glad to see you chose these bars, I absolutely LOVE these! I get what you’re saying about them being uber sweet, but I just cut them into smaller pieces. Which then just meant I ate more 😉 Glad to bake with you!

  12. I am wondering if I would be able to wait for them to cool before adding the rest and gobbling them up. 😛

  13. I love that this is just frosted cookie dough! What could be better! I’m so ready to go into that sugar coma you mentioned… 😉

  14. Most excellent choice! That chocolate topping looks amazing.

  15. I’ve made cookie dough bars, but the baked kind. This looks amazing, must try soon 🙂

  16. These look absolutely delicious!and I’m sorry for the loss of your Grandmother. I lost one of mine 2 years ago and miss her everyday.

  17. Oh my goodness Erin…these bars look fabulous! I tagged you in a fun Three Favorites ‘game’ at my blog..c’mon over and check it out. I know your life’s been topsy turvy, so please don’t feel a rush to ‘play’ this game. (I’ve had this typed up for a while…) Take good care Dear.

  18. You’re right Jess has a great blog. This looks like a fun recipe, yummy!

  19. These would be perfect for my book club this week! Yum!

  20. I’d love to have a tray of these! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  21. They were looking mighty tasty by themselves and then adding the layer of chocolate just sends them over the edge. Yum! {Hugs over the loss of your Grandmother.}