Soft and gooey Oreo cookie bars filled with crushed Oreo cookies and white chocolate chips. Every bite of this decadent dessert is chewy, thick, and filled with chocolate!
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Gooey Oreo Bars
I have quite the treat for you today! Chocolate chip Oreo bars. We were doing our usual Sunday baking this past week and planned to make congo bars or this brookie recipe, but after sifting through the pantry, to my surprise, we only had half a cup of chocolate chips. WHAT?!
Well, I looked around some more and I was able to round up some Oreos and white chocolate chips and decided I would give it a go. It was the perfect combo. These Oreo bars turned out amazing!
They are soft, gooey, and filled with crushed Oreos and chocolate chips in every bite. They reminded me of my favorite cookies and cream cookies or white chocolate Oreos but in bar form. We topped these bad boys with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and we were all in heaven. Love Sundays so much!
Take your pantry staple ingredients and mix the wet and dry ingredients together to make these sweet cookie bars! These bars have everything you love in them with a soft and moist cookie texture to go with it all. The perfect combination baked together!
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
- Butter: Take your unsalted butter melt it down and let it cool before mixing it together.
- Brown sugar: Light brown sugar gives a soft texture and sweet flavor to the cookie bars.
- Egg: Sit out your large egg ahead of time to reach room temperature.
- Vanilla extract: Just a splash adds the flavor you need to blend together.
- Flour: Measure your flour mixture using a spoon and then whisk it with other dry ingredients.
- Baking powder: This will help lift and thicken the cookie bars.
- Salt: Fine sea salt gives it that sweet and salty flavor.
- OREO cookies: Oreo cookie pieces are chopped up by hand or with a food processor.
- Chocolate: Chocolate and white chocolate chips give these Oreo cookie bars that added boost.
How to Make the Best Oreo Cookies
Mix together your favorite ingredients for this Oreo cookie bar recipe! They are quick nad easy to make and kids love to help. These cookie bars are a family favorite that everyone loves!
- Combine. Whisk the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add in eggs and vanilla and stir until combined.
- Mix together. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined and then fold in OREOs.
- Bake. Press dough into the pan with cooking spray. Add flour to your hands. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top if desired. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean.
- Slice and serve. Allow bars to cool and then slice into 12 bars.
Tips for the Best Oreo Bars
These tips are perfect and super helpful to make these Oreo bars perfect! Measuring your flour, using the correct type of butter, and making sure not to overbake are all great ways to make the best Oreo bars. Follow these tips for the best results!
- Line your pan. The last thing you want is for the bars to stick to the bottom of the pan. Lining your pan with parchment or foil is an easy way to make sure this doesn’t happen. I like to leave about 1 inch of overhang for easier removal.
- Unsalted butter. Using unsalted butter is a great way to control the amount of salt used in this recipe. Each brand of butter adds a different amount of salt to their butter, which could result in saltier baked goods depending on the type you use. To minimize any discrepancy, I use unsalted butter and then add 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt.
- Measure the flour. Use the spoon and level technique to measure the flour accurately so that the bars aren’t too dense or dry.
- Extras on top. Before the bars go in the oven, I like to add more Oreo crumbs and chocolate chips on top of the cookie dough. This not only makes them look prettier but adds more flavor and texture.
- Don’t overbake. Remove the bars from the oven when the top is just barely golden brown. They might look a little soft at first, but they’ll set as they cool. Overbaking will cause the bars to dry out.
Let Them Cool
As tempting as it may be to dig in as soon as you pull them from the oven, don’t slice the bars immediately. If you try to slice the bars while they are still warm, it will turn into a gooey mess. They need to cool completely in order for the center to set and become firm. Then you can slice it into squares!
These Oreo cookie bars are easy to customize, so feel free to make them your own. You can use a mix of white + semi-sweet chocolate, or swap both for M&M’s instead. This recipe would also work with any variety of Oreo’s. Double stuff, mint, confetti cake or ultimate chocolate are just a few varieties that would taste delicious!
Once the tops are just barely golden, it’s time to take the bars out of the oven. You can use a toothpick in the center of the bars to make sure it comes out clean. If there is still batter on the toothpick, bake for a few more minutes and try again. Just make sure not to overbake, so they stay soft and chewy.
Yes! What makes these Oreo cookie bars so delicious is the soft and gooey center. That’s why it’s important to remove the bars from the oven while the center is still soft (but cooked through) and the tops are lightly golden. It might look like the centers are undercooked, but they will set as they cool, resulting in a perfectly gooey texture.
Sure! If doubling for a crowd, use a larger 9×13″ baking pan. You may need to bake for a few minutes longer if the bars are a little more thick. Use a toothpick to test if the center is done before removing it.
5 star review
“These were so delicious! I took them to a party, and everyone loved them. I doubled the recipe, so it took quite a bit longer to bake.”-Amy
How to Store Oreo Cookie Bars
After the Oreo bars have cooled, they will stay fresh for up to 3 days at room temperature if stored in an airtight container.
You can also freeze these bars for up to 3 months. Wrap individually in foil, then transfer to a freezer bag or container and store in the freezer. When ready to enjoy, unwrap and let thaw at room temperature on the counter for about an hour or so before serving.
More Oreo Desserts
- ½ cup unsalted butter , melted and slightly cooled
- 1 cup light brown sugar , packed
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 15 OREO cookies , chopped
- Chocolate or white chocolate chips , optional
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line an 8×8" pan with parchment paper or foil. Whisk the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add in eggs and vanilla and stir until combined.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined and then fold in OREOs.
- Press dough into the pan with flour on your hands. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top if desired. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean.
- Allow bars to cool and then slice into 12 bars.
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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