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?

PhotobucketNo 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…

PhotobucketPour 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


  • 2 1/2 cups crushed vanilla sandwich cookies (30 cookies)
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 oz chopped white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips for garnish – optional


  1. Line 9×9 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 1/2 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


97 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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???

  4. 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! 🙂


  5. 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!!

    1. shelly

      You would have to use semi-sweet or milk in it’s place, because the chocolate sets up and helps hold the bar together! It would be great with regular chocolate!!

  6. Mary Lynn

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

  7. Jae

    why do you do this to us?
    don’t you know my thighs are crying? 😉
    thanks for all the great recipes. i love your site

  8. Carla @ Carla's Confections

    I love these fake baked cookie bars 😉 they look great and they are perfect for the hot summer months!

  9. ashlee

    I made cake pops once using crushed golden oreos mixed with a can of cherry frosting and dipped in white chocolate. they were a huge hit.

  10. Doreen

    I made these with my 4 year old granddaughter. So easy and soooo delicious! Then together we brought a plate of them to the nurses at my mom’s nursing home and everyone went crazy over them. Everybody wanted the recipe 🙂 Thank you, Shelly!

  11. Catherine

    These look yummy – all your stuff does! Seriously – loved your nail polish – great summer color:) Do you know the name/brand?

  12. Juli

    Could you use white chocolate morsels in place of the chopped white chocolate? If so, would I need to chop them up first?

    1. shelly

      Yes! You could definitely use white chocolate chips! I don’t think it would be necessary to chop them any further 🙂

  13. Mike

    I was in meeting on Monday and I saw a bag on Golden Oreos on my co-workers desk and reminded me of this recipie and needless to saw I could not stop picturing these bars. So needless to say I had to make these and I am so glad I did.

    And you were right it was really hard to not just stick your face in the white chocolate and condensed milk mixture. I made the mistake of cutting the bars at 4:30am and I might have sunk a taste test ( just to make sure they were okay to serve to my co-workers,of course).

    They were a hit and a great way to cap off the week ! The best thing was how easy they were to make .

    Thanks for the idea, Keep up the great work!

  14. maria

    just made these and waiting for them to cool now! i’m in mexico and couldnt find white chocolate or golden oreos…so I used regular chocolate sandwhich cookies and cookies n cream hershey bars. my bars are less pretty than yours, but thats not making me any less excited to dig into them!

  15. Evie

    I’m from the UK, and more often than not do I get really annoyed when I see a recipe and it has the American units because that means I spend AGES converting them…but ALL of your recipes are too damn good that I don’t mind at all!! They’re gorgeous; have just added them to my recipe file xx

  16. Alicia

    Hi Shelly! I am new to your blog and am thoroughly enjoying every second of it! I was just wondering how far in advance these can be made (or how long they last being stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge). Let me know when you can. Thanhs in advance Shelly 🙂

  17. Annie NotOkay

    I was laughing throughout the whole thing. They look delicious. Thanks for the recipe, I need it since I don’t have an oven!

  18. Bella

    Hiiii! Any alternatives for golden cookies? found this at BuzzFeed and I’m from manila and there’s nowhere I could find golden cookies 🙁

    1. Shelly

      You could honestly use any sandwich type cookie! You could even use regular Oreos, vanilla sandwich cookies or peanut butter sandwich cookies!

  19. Jamie

    Hi! I was just wondering if I could pour dulce de leche on top before sprinkling minichips? My friend’s a big fan of dulce de leche and cookie bars, and I was thinking of making this for him. 🙂

  20. Gloria

    Shelly, Your comments below photos made me laugh out loud!! You are too funny!! Recipes looks delicious. Thanks

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