Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

 Did I ever tell you about the time I almost got arrested?

Thought that’d get your attention!!
ok, let me break it down for you…
My long-time best friend came up to NJ for a visit from Austin, like she does once or twice a year.
We were freshman college roommates and have been together ever since…18 years later.
She loves going into Manhattan when she visits.
Ok, fine, all totally normal.
Here’s where it gets sketchy.
Said friend enjoys a stroll down Canal St during her day trips to the Big Apple.
For those of you unfamiliar with Canal St….it’s where they sell all sorts of purses, watches, perfumes, sunglasses and NYC memorabilia.  Most of these items are “quite a bargain”:
(We will give them super secret aliases)
Dolce Banana watches for $9
Louis Baton bags $25
Smucci sunglasses 2 for $10
and so on..
I am all for budget shopping so we made the trek downtown.
While strolling Canal St. you get approached by a lot of colorful characters…people wanting to make deals and negotiate pricing.
It was all touristy fun until a rather pleasant Asian woman hands us a black trash bag full of handbags bodes the question,”What you like?” I’m not super quick in pressure situations…
I get confused when I get a manicure and they say, “You pick color, 5 minutes
So needless to say I stood there, mouth gaping…
Now, to smarter girls, the offering of “Louis Baton” in a black trash bag might have been the first indicator that things weren’t completely kosher…but you know, the promise of discounted, designer handbags made us a little loopy.
 We opened the bag…hit hard in the face with the smell of fake leather, formaldehyde and I think a hint of baby unicorn death.
Here’s where it gets good…
My completely innocent friend and I thought we hit the jackpot!  We opened the bag…eyes glazing over at the prospect of a “Louis Baton” duffle-bag…or maybe it was the toxic fumes from counterfeit chemicals causing the glazing…either way we were speechless!
Next we were suddenly approached by an average gentleman with a mustache and mirrored sunglasses.
He was straight up Reno 911!
Who, just like in the movies, whipped out a Police badge.
The lady who offered us the trash bag full of “Louis Baton” took off like a bullet.  Seriously, Like. A. Bullet.
If my friend and I had been one person she would have severed us in half with her lightning speed.
But there we stood, still intact, 2 imbeciles holding a bag full of baby unicorn death looking, all at once, bewildered, guilty and amused.
Seriously we were in the middle of an undercover sting!
The cop looked at us, asked if we bought the purses, to which we (2 blond haired, blue eyed Texans) answered, the always clever, “umm, huh?  No habla ingles?”
The officer, decided not to waste his time on such inarticulate dummies and took off after the Asian Bolt of Lightning.
There we were left standing at the corner of Canal and Mulberry with a giant trash bag full of, apparently “counterfeit” and allegedly illegal handbags.
Now what?  Well, for fear of ending up with a poisonous dart in the backs of our necks we dropped the bag, only to be snatched by Nextel wielding cousin of the Asian Bolt.
For fear that Special Agent Purse Snatcher would be back to get us we decided to do what any law abiding citizen would do…we fled the scene.
Without making eye contact with anyone around we quickly needed a safe place, a shelter…luckily for us Little Italy intersects with Canal St.
Little Italy…where all the men think we are amazingly beautiful and call us “Bellisimo” and tempt us with canolli cream instead of Dolce Banana.
Drowning your fears in pastry is completely normal, right?
So, we escaped, purse and poisonous dart free.
Lesson learned, friends.
Never buy “Louis Baton” purses out of a trash bag sold on a street corner from an Asian Bolt.
You’ll thank me later.
All right, now onto sweets.
This is a pretty straight forward recipe.
I got some solid inspiration from How Sweet It Is…I have been obsessing about her Cake Batter Bark ever since I saw it months ago.  It’s really genius.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark
6 oz. quality dark chocolate chopped
10 oz quality white chocolate chopped
2 cups chopped Chips Ahoy.
2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
Now…when I say “quality chocolate” that is certainly relative.  I used Ghiradelli because that is readily available in my supermarket.  The better the chocolate, the better the bark.
Melt your dark chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.
*I most always use a make-shift double boiler (a glass bowl on top of a simmering pot of water) because I have made numerous mistakes in the microwave and killed many an ounce of perfectly delicious chocolate.
But certainly the choice is yours.
Line a baking sheet with foil and spray LIGHTLY with cooking spray.
Pour the melted dark chocolate onto prepared pan and spread.
Pop this into the freezer while you coarsely chop your Chips Ahoy.
Now melt your white chocolate over the double boiler or in the microwave.
When the white chocolate is melted, remove your dark chocolate from the freezer and pour the white over the dark.
 Spread evenly.
Now sprinkle your chopped cookies evenly over the chocolate.
Now your mini chocolate chips.
 Pop back in the freezer until set.
Cut (or break) into pieces.

Store in sealed container in the fridge.

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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50 Responses
  1. Lexi

    That looks absolutely delectable. I have no idea how you come up with all these great recipes but I am forever greatful. Now if I could only go and actually make them…

  2. Diane {Created by Diane}

    Hysterical story. So glad you didn't have to due "time"
    Love this idea, must taste fabulous.
    Gotta go snack on chocolate chips, too tired to make anything it's almost 11pm. Maybe I'll make this in the morning. If I use cookie crisp cereal it will be for breakfast!!!

  3. Chrissy

    Oh no!!! Ive always wanted to go to Canal Street and now I know why my husband told me I shouldn't! Close call 🙂

  4. Kitchen Belleicious

    that has to be the most delicious concoction I have ever seen. My two favorites chocolate chip cookies and bark! I am all over this! Wanted to stop by and say thanks for commenting over at my guest post I did for Ali-n-sons! Appreciate your comment and so glad you did so I could stumble upon your blog! It is awesome and full of delicious pics and recipes. I am following you now for sure!


  5. Trish - Sweetology101

    My daughter and I made this and wowie wow wow…even my grumpy father in law had a smile when he ate some!! You are a MIRACLE worker!!!!!!!

  6. Misc Momma

    Funny story, but what made me literally laugh was the chips ahoy addition after the "good quality" chocolates. I do love me some soggy chips ahoy, but it just seemed a bit funny after the Ghirardelli.

  7. Joanne

    Well that settles that. I am never going to Canal street again without a body guard. Or an FBI agent.

    I am also going to head to Little Italy to find my future husband. And then I am going to live off of cannoli cream and chocolate chip cookie bark. For the duration.

    Seems like a plan!

  8. Patti

    I just love your stories! This one made me literally laugh out loud…I think it somewhat had to do with the fact that I don't have my glasses on and totally read 'tempt us with canolli cream instead of Dolce Banana' the wrong way. (instead, inside…they're close right?) LMBO
    I think I need some sleep…and to find my glasses! Right after I check to see if I have all the ingredients for chocolate chip cookie bark!

  9. Kristan

    Is it wrong that I sort of wish you DID get arrested so I could tell everyone that I had a friend in the Pen??

    Okay sorry. I didn't mean it. I mostly didn't mean it.

    The cookie bark looks amazing 🙂 Genius idea!!

  10. bridget {bake at 350}

    Oh my…THAT looks good! And so glad you're not in the slammer so you can make it! 😉

    "Drowning your fears in pastry is completely normal, right?" totally normal!

  11. Jenny from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line

    loved your story. shared your recipe on fb- it would be just *perfect* for a milk and cookies party!!!!

  12. Sugar Butter Baby

    HAHA funny story… gotta love nyc huh?
    I've had some sketchy run-ins down on canal street but luckily no cops involved!
    btw May 15th is National chocolate chip day… I'll try out this bark for the holiday 😉

  13. Kelli

    I adore Ghiradelli, that's pretty much all I use, because it's that perfect mix of 'slightly fancy' but not overly expensive and like you, it's readily available at walmart.
    I love how the story opens as 'the last time I almost got arrested.' Sounds like this has happened more than once?

  14. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    I heard they were getting the police involved more with that! So glad you didn't get into trouble.

    This bark looks awesome!

  15. MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College

    One of the best stories I have read in a long time and seriously one of the most delicious looking recipes for white chocolate bark I have EVER seen. This looks so decadent and perfect.

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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