No Bake Cookie Bars


Sometimes when I don’t know what to write here I sit and stare at the computer.



Watch You Tube videos.


Online shop.


Online shop again.


But today, as my kitchen gets gutted, I felt the need to bake, but not bake, since I can’t bake.

Got that?

So I fake baked, but not fake-baked, because I don’t like to be orange.

I made cookie bars from cookies, that basically turned out like fudge, but isn’t fudge.

What is happening right now?

I think I might have inhaled too much Spackle dust.


Let’s not-bake, fake-bake, shape-shift cookies together, kay?

Photobucket No Bake Cookie Bars.  Made from Cookies.

Golden Oreo cookies, actually.

Crush them up…about 30 of them.


Then chop up some white chocolate…


And melt the white chocolate with sweetened condensed milk.  You’ll have to resist the urge to stick your face in there…

Photobucket Pour that all over your crushed cookies.  Let it cool for a beat while you clean your face off, then add in some chocolate chips.

Spread that into your pan and cute it up with some mini chocolate chips.  I mean, if you like cute.


That’s it.

Let it firm up.


That’s what she said.


Then eat, you dirty people.




No Bake Cookie Bars
makes 20 cookie bars
  • 2½ cups crushed vanilla sandwich cookies (30 cookies)
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 oz chopped white chocolate
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips for garnish - optional
  1. Line 9x9 baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray
  2. Crush sandwich cookies in ziplock bag or a food processor
  3. In a medium saucepan combine chopped white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. Over low heat melt together stirring frequently.
  4. In a large bowl stir together the cookie crumbs and melted white chocolate mixture until evenly incorporated. Let sit for 2-3 minutes to cool slightly before stirring in ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  5. Press evenly into prepared pan.
  6. If desired, sprinkle mini chips on top and gently press into cookie mixture.
  7. Chill for approximately 30 minutes until firm and cut into squares.
recipe adapted from Gluten Free On a Shoestring


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July 29, 2012 3:22 pm

These look filthy gorgeous! Not easy to get golden Oreos in UK, but I guess standard ones would be just as nice! Or custard creams!! Thank you for sharing :)

July 29, 2012 4:27 pm

Is it bad that I like golden oreos more than regular oreos? Anyways, these look fantastic!

July 29, 2012 4:51 pm

Golden Oreos, check. Cookie bars, check check. You making she-said jokes… best check off ever. You rock, Shelly!

July 29, 2012 5:09 pm

I would be making these…if only there were golden oreos in my cupboard! Perfect for those days when you can’t turn on the oven!

July 29, 2012 5:10 pm

Am I the only person who has never tried the Golden Oreo cookies? I should probably fix that.

And then eat these as penance.


July 29, 2012 5:16 pm

Mmmmmmm Fake-baking means you get to eat much sooner :) NOM

July 29, 2012 5:26 pm

Oooh yummy :) I’d have to use custard creams as not seen Golden Oreo’s in the UK, but sure they would taste just as good!

July 29, 2012 5:32 pm

These…basically look perfect. I love Golden Oreos almost as much as l love my child.

I said ALMOST, okay? So stop judging.

July 30, 2012 10:27 am

Your comment just made me laugh out loud.

July 29, 2012 5:39 pm

YUMMMM!!! These look awesome!!! Wish I had a few right now!

July 29, 2012 5:46 pm

YAY for you getting a new kitchen – and for these no-bake bars! Deliciousness.

July 29, 2012 6:01 pm

These are just ridiculous. It’s 108 here, and there’s no way I’m turning my oven on. I am, however, hopping in the car to get some golden oreos at the store. Heck. Freakin. Yes.

July 29, 2012 6:23 pm

OMG!! These look amazing! I”m going to have to give these a shot. Mmm. NOMNOM

July 29, 2012 6:39 pm

This is pure evilness. Pure, delightful evilness.

July 29, 2012 7:40 pm

Awesome idea. Crush the entire cookie, right? Not just the cookies themselves? Thanks!

July 29, 2012 7:56 pm

God these look fabulous!! sweetened condensed milk can do no wrong, as well as no-bake stuff!

July 29, 2012 8:34 pm

brilliant!! I love that there is condensed milk involved in this — i would love to drink a fountain of that haha..great no bake dish for the hot summer!!

question! what font is “cookie bars” in? thanks!

July 29, 2012 9:36 pm

I’m in a no-baking state of mind. I actually made a bunch of no bake sweets to take out of town this weekend. Everything was a huge success and I can’t wait to get back into the kitchen for some more. These cookie bars have my mouth watering. They are exactly what I want as my post-race dessert tonight! Do you ship to Chicago???

July 29, 2012 9:52 pm

Golden Oreos are something that, I think, was sent here by magical dessert fairies that want to make me fat. So, in other words, this recipe rocks. Heeeellooo stretchy pants.

July 29, 2012 10:41 pm

Fantastic for the summer!

July 29, 2012 11:16 pm

Mmmmmm, this looks SO good! And, of course, a no bake dessert? Don’t mind if I do :)

July 30, 2012 6:22 am

YUM! I love the sound of these. So good…

July 30, 2012 9:24 am

I just choked on my breakfast cereal while reading this. Literally laugh out loud! Looks like possibly the most delicious thing ever.

July 30, 2012 9:41 am

Such a FAB treat ~ can I bring on my mountain bike ride today?


it does looks like fudge, and sounds really good, yum

July 30, 2012 10:09 am

I want to whip these up right now!

July 30, 2012 10:10 am

Wowie!! I want these!

PS I’m obsessed with Toms ballerina flats…just got another pair in red the other day! Good luck on your kitchen reno!!

July 30, 2012 10:50 am

What great no bake recipe!! I can’t wait to see your kitchen when it’s all done.


I’d love to discuss how AMAZING these bars look, but I’d actually rather just eat a couple instead of talking about them. Let’s be honest here. Hope the kitchen renovations go well!

July 30, 2012 11:12 am

a can of SCM seriously does wonders in the kitchen! Love these little no-bakes! Thanks for noting the font for Julie above, I was wondering the same thing!

July 30, 2012 11:53 am

Here in Canada, apparently the recipe used for golden oreos used to be the recipe for the vanilla Girl Guide cookies. God they were so addictive. Thanks for this! My hubby is already drooling at the thought of me making these! :-)


July 30, 2012 12:59 pm

I am in love with your blog! Even though I rarely bake, you have this way of making me think that I need to drop everything I am doing right now and go to the kitchen to bake.
You have such a wonderful style of writing!

July 30, 2012 1:20 pm

Another winner – and another pound! These look so yummy!

July 30, 2012 1:20 pm

Oh, lordy. I’ve been scouring the ‘net for no-bake recipes since it’s just a little hot out – this one just got bumped to the top of my list. I love this recipe. I love your nail polish. I love your new KS necklace. I LOVE your No Bake Cookie Bars!!

July 30, 2012 2:12 pm

I know that need to create when you have no kitchen, it sucks!! These are quite genius though, way to use that cook-free creativity!


MMMmmmm. I want these in my tummy now! Might have to go get Golden Oreo’s to make these today.

July 30, 2012 2:17 pm

I need these no-bakes in my life. I sit, stare, watch tv while I’m “working”, check fb…and maybe work a tiny bit :)

July 30, 2012 2:26 pm

Oh, these will make an appearance at my house. . .ASAP!

July 30, 2012 2:42 pm

I don’t like white chocolate, so I”m guessing I could make these without it?

July 30, 2012 2:43 pm

I love white chocolate! Great excuse not to turn the oven on

Mary Lynn
July 30, 2012 3:04 pm

White chocolate is my favorite. Congratulations on the kitchen remodel. Keep us updated. Can’t wait to see pictures.

July 30, 2012 3:19 pm

Looks easy and delicious! I’ll make these with my 4 yr old grand daughter next time she’s over :)

July 30, 2012 4:01 pm

This is brilliant for summer wether your kitchen is being gutted or not!!

July 30, 2012 4:13 pm

Yup – these are next on my list to “bake”!

July 30, 2012 5:00 pm

yum!! Can I microwave the chocolate mixture seeing as I have no kitchen to speak of at the moment?

July 30, 2012 5:53 pm

Lol. I think you and I are the same person. I mean the exact same person because you pretty much outlined what I do everyday. Love it. And love these guys. Yum!

July 30, 2012 6:22 pm

too fabulous!! LOVE THESE Shelley1

July 30, 2012 7:28 pm

can i say AWE-SOMEEEE. ?

July 30, 2012 10:39 pm

Sometimes fake baking is the best kind of baking! Especially when it turns out all fudge like without even the slightest risk of melanoma.

July 30, 2012 11:06 pm

Condensed milk and chocolate, how could you go wrong?!

July 30, 2012 11:19 pm

I’m so wishing I had some golden oreos right about now!