Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars — Safe-to-eat raw cookie dough that’s every bit as good and satisfying as the real thing! Easy, no-bake, and no eggs required!
Homemade Edible Cookie Dough Recipe
Let’s take a break from sugar cookies and red and green sprinkles. And indulge in something that never goes out of season: raw cookie dough.
I love the pre-Christmas season, but there’s so much fudge, cutout cookies, mint this, eggnog that. Conversely, raw cookie dough is a year round, timeless indulgence. For you too? Oh, good.
This easy edible cookie dough is egg-free, vegan, safe to eat raw, and tastes just like the real thing made with eggs and butter.
I have a recipe from 2009 for Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls that’s been one of my top 3 most viewed recipes, every year, since 2009. And I have many other no-bake cookie dough balls, bites, and truffles.
These no-bake cookie dough bars are an even faster, easier interpretation on raw cookie dough. Rather than using a food processor or Vita-Mix, and rolling out little balls (a PITA), the bars are made in one bowl in less than 5 minutes, and pressed into a pan.
I’ve been enjoying them straight from the freezer because I’m at my home in Aruba, where it’s currently 89F. Everything stays very soft or melts here, so the freezer is almost mandatory. You can store them in the fridge for a softer, gooier cookie dough eating experience.
Or don’t even bother pressing the dough into a pan and just eat it right from the mixing bowl. No shame there.
Chilling the bars, however, reduces the shovel-ability factor. You know, eating 6 huge spoonfuls of warm dough in 32 seconds because it’s just so easy to shovel in when it’s warm.
This cookie dough tastes just like cookie dough made with eggs that I probably shouldn’t eat raw, but do anyway. I’m sure I’m not the only one.
Because they’ll keep for months in the freezer, it’s a great make-ahead dessert, and you can nibble at it like you would a carton of ice cream.
Having safe-to-eat raw cookie dough around is a dangerous proposition. Good thing I’m getting plenty of exercise on this trip.
What’s in Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?
To make the no egg cookie dough, you’ll need:
- Unsalted butter (vegan or regular)
- Light brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Chocolate chips
How to Make Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
First, you must bake the flour. Baking the flour ensures you kill off any bacteria and makes this homemade edible cookie dough 100% safe to eat.
To bake the flour, simply spread it out on a baking tray and bake at 350 degrees F for 5 to 10 minutes. You’re not looking to toast the flour, just get it hot enough to kill off any lingering bacteria.
To make the dough, simply whisk together softened (vegan) butter with brown sugar, vanilla, and stir in the heat treated flour.
I used a combo of semi-sweet chocolate chips and chunks, but use what you have. Mini chips would be a nice touch, but the island has never heard of such a thing. Or use peanut butter, butterscotch or white chocolate chips.
Then, pop the bars into the fridge or freezer for a couple hours to set.
The combination of the chilled cookie dough, flooded with warm Homemade Hot Fudge, is decadence at it’s finest. Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce, butterscotch sauce, or a favorite ice cream sundae topping would also be great.
Do I Have to Bake Raw Flour?
Yes! Baking flour (also called heat treating) kills off any lingering bacteria in the raw flour. This ensures that your no-egg cookie dough is totally safe to eat!
How Long Does Edible Cookie Dough Last?
The no-bake cookie dough bars will keep airtight in the refrigerator for at least 3 weeks and in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Tips for Making Raw Cookie Dough
Bake the flour! I’ve said it already, but I’ll say it again. You MUST bake the flour, otherwise the raw cookie dough could make you sick.
Use whatever mix-ins you’d like. I kept this a simple edible chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, but you can use any baking chips, dried fruits, nuts, etc. that you’d like.
I made this recipe into no-bake cookie dough bars, but you can also roll the dough into balls if desired. I just didn’t feel like it!
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Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars with Hot Fudge
Safe-to-eat raw cookie dough that's every bit as good and satisfying as the real thing! Easy, no-bake, and no eggs required!
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter or vegan butter (like Earth Balance, softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- pinch salt, optional and to taste
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks, reserve 2 tablespoons
- 10-Minute Homemade Hot Fudge, optional for drizzling (vegan hot fudge, chocolate syrup, Salted Caramel Sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spread the flour out on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes. Do NOT skip this step — baking the flour kills any lingering bacteria and makes the raw cookie dough safe to eat. Let the flour cool before continuing with the recipe.
- Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together (or beat with an electric mixer) butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until soft and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in the flour and optional salt.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, reserving about 2 tablespoons chocolate chips to push into dough once in pan for a nice visual effect.
- Turn dough out into prepared pan, pressing it down firmly with a spatula.
- Evenly press in reserved chocolate chips.
- Place pan in refrigerator or freezer for at least 2 hours to set up, or overnight. Bars slice easily from the freezer, but allow to come to room temp for about 10 minutes if it’s easier.
- Optionally, drizzle with hot fudge or your favorite topping. Bars will keep airtight in the refrigerator for at least 3 weeks and in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Chocolate chips: I used 1 cup chips, 1/2 cup chunks; peanut butter/butterscotch/white chocolate chips may be substituted.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 411Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 3gSugar: 39gProtein: 4g
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Bars — Can’t decide if you want PB or chocolate? Make these easy no-bake fudge bars! Chocolate + PB is sooo irresistible!!
Chocolate Almond Clusters — You don’t need a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day when you can have these!! Easy, no-bake, ready in 15 minutes, and homemade always tastes better!!
Death by Chocolate No-Bake Cheesecake Bars — Only for serious chocoholics because they’re rich, creamy, decadent, and loaded with chocolate!! NO-BAKE and an easy MAKE-AHEAD dessert!!
These are NOT raw vegan. Raw means not cooked but also not processed. Flour and sugar are processed. So if you are making theses thinking you are making something Raw Vegan, you are not. Also most raw vegan recipes are also gluten free. No bake would be a better term to describe this recipe. I just don’t want anyone to be fed these thinking they are raw vegan.
I just made these yesterday – they are super tasty!! However next time I make them I’m probably gonna put half the vanilla. When I eat them it tastes like I’m eating pure vanilla, (But that’s just me) but I am DEFINITELY making them again!!! Soooo good!
You must be way more sensitive to vanilla than I am so yes, just reduce it! I wish I was that sensitive…would save me money not having to use as much to get a big bold pop of vanilla flavor :) Glad you’ll definitely make these again!
I tried this and after making the dough, it tasted like it was definitely lacking something. My husband then tried it and could barely swallow it :( we added white sugar and it tasted quite a bit better, so hopefully when I take it out of the freezer it will be tasty.
You have to remember, too, you’ll be smothering it with hot fudge so it gets sweeter. If I make things too sweet, then people complain it’s too sweet. But glad you sweetened to taste & hope you enjoy!
I lightened this recipe up today by substituting 1/4 cup 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt and 1/4 cup 0% Caramel Greek Yogurt instead of butter and used Stevia sweetened Chocolate chips, and although not AS good as your original with butter, it satisfied my craving with less guilt :D
Glad to hear you lightened it up a little and got your cravings satisfied :)
Yum! Just made these, and they are seriously good! Thanks for another amazing recipe:)
OMG, these actually exist?! There is nothing better than raw cookie dough! And as if that wasn’t enough, the fudge drizzle, too?! Unbelievable! I am making these ASAP! :-)
They exist & LMK if you try them! :)
Averie – these look SOOO good! Can’t wait to try them. Thx!
Thanks, Kristyn :)
I. DIE. Averie this is fabulous! Raw chocolate chip cookie dough is just the best and when you crave it, nothing else quite scratches that itch! Love the ooey-gooey and drippy hot fudge sauce as the cherry on top, too. Thanks for sharing! Will be pinning!
This with pb chips, and maybe a little melted pb on top. That’s a good way to end a day!
Or start the day :)
These bars look awesome Averie! Pinned :)
Thanks, Marla! For the compliments & the pin! And so easy, too :)
Averie I’m drooling here. Cookie dough and raw cookie dough at that is my all time favorite!!!
What’s not to love about these?
This is amazing! I’m totally making this for my mother-in-law for as a Christmas present. She loves anything cookie dough and this would be right up her alley. And I’m definitely going to try that homemade hot fudge sauce too!
Oh you’ll never buy hot fudge again after that! Seriously SO Good and easy! And your MIL will love these if she loves cookie dough! :) LMK what she says!
Do you think it would up in ice cream? GREG
OMG. Why have I never just pressed cookie dough into the pan and called it done? WOW.
Necessity is the mother of invention with just a couple tiny projects looming over my head :) and with the heat down here, the less oven-running, the better!
Your blog is the only one I gravitate towards if I need to whip up some serious good desserts. Love this one. My son has made so many of your recipes and he love it.
That’s such an awesome compliment that I’m your go-to site for some goodies & that your son is in on the action, making my recipes! Thanks for LMK!
Dangerously easy and dangerously delicious! My fav raw cookie dough is double chocolate with white chocolate chips but I could down a batch of these no problem :)
I love white choc so much but use it a ton I feel like in Nov/Dec so purposely refrained, but I wanted to add it :)
89F!! I’m so jealous! I had to shovel snow off the flat part of my roof three times this past weekend. After all that work, bet I could get away with eating an entire batch of these bars . :D
OH MY HEAVENS! i loooooove that you’ve made these vegan cookie dough bars, they look INSANE.
and oh hi hot fudge. you just pushed these over the edge. YUMMINESS TO THE NTH POWER!
Raw cookie dough in a pan – genius! Maybe portion control will help my lack of self control! :) This would be amazing with both the chocolate sauce and salted caramel sauce. Hope your vacation is as amazing as these gems!
Gasp! WANT! I loooove how you displayed the bars at the top…drooling!
I can’t resist raw cookie dough. I can’t resist tasting raw cake batter, either! And I’m still alive! ;-)
Oh my goodness this looks AMAZING. I’m obsessed with cookie dough! And that fudge drizzled on looks just about perfect :)
So I just had a major OMG moment with that first picture! I need these in my liiiiiiife!!!
I adore raw cookie dough! These look great. I snacked on some raw sugar cookie dough this AM (my favorite!)
Those are amazing!!! My kids will flip over these. And that drizzly fudge sauce – yum.
I love this Averie! Definitely a nice switch from the traditional treat!
WOWW! Pinned! You are so right – cookie dough never goes out of season. I love your raw vegan cookie dough balls so can’t wait to try these out :) Thanks!!
Yum! I LOVE this recipe! So perfect for a chocolate chip cookie lover like me!!!
Who doesn’t love cookie dough?! I love the idea of keeping this in the freezer. Makes it so easy to have a small bite anytime that’s just enough to satisfy that craving!
Freezer is just a smarter call, all the way around. Makes it a little less dangerous :)
Just when I think cookie dough can’t get any better. You flood it with homemade hot fudge sauce! I still have yet to try that homemade hot fudge. It’s one of my weaknesses and the only thing I love to drizzle on plain vanilla ice cream. Well… that and salted caramel. :) And YES! Cookie dough is always in season.
And this was the post I was working on RIGHT when you told me you were posting cookie dough. Girl. What are the odds. With us, okay, pretty high :)
I’m pretty sure every batch of cookies I’ve ever baked has always been at least a couple short because I love the raw dough…and the same can be said about my mom’s cookies too if I was near the kitchen!! Yep–lots of raw egg over the years for me too. These look packed with chips and the hot fudge sauce is the perfect finish…and a good recipe is in order for the raw cookie monster in all (or at least most) of us!
I’ve had my weight in raw cookie dough and I’ve lived – and you’ve probably done a fairly good job too over the years – and you’re still here! We’re both doing great then :)
It’s original and very interesting.
Cookie dough is always in season? Yes, yes – I do believe it is. Since I found out I was pregnant, all I want is raw cookie dough, but I forgot how many options you have sans raw egg!
(Lol – we SO cannot get mini chips here either.)
I didn’t know you were expecting! CONGRATS!!!! Well now there’s safe to eat raw dough. Knock your socks off :)
Thanks Averie! Twin girls – in April!! Edible cookie dough may help to keep me sane for the next few months. ;)
I am not normally a fan of the raw stuff, but I think I have to make an exception because they are way too choc studded to turn up.
Cookie dough is slways better than cookies in my book!
If there’s on thing I can’t resist its cookie dough! I love these bard and the hot fudge is just mouthwatering. Love it!
Talking about the hot weather and seeing the hot fudge drip down the sides of the bars is making me hot, if this was in my freezer not only would I dig into my cartoon of ice cream but I would forget the spoon and use one of these bars to dig into my ice cream! LOL I used to never like hot fudge but the last couple months I have been all about it so naturally I want to devour these bars drenched in hot fudge!! Salivating.. ;)
use one of these bars to dig into my ice cream! <---Now THAT'S some good thinking! I wish you lived in San Diego. I would seriously be dropping off my extra stuff at your doorstep b/c I can tell we have the same tastes and habits :)
Cookie dough >>>> baked cookies. Always. Every time. I actually have to force myself to bake the dough right away because have no willpower when it comes to the dough.
In fact, I have some in the freezer right now. I ‘ll be right back….
Just give me a spoon :) Yummy.
You make these look so yummy. You’ve changed my mind about raw cookie dough.
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Cookie dough treats are AWALYS in season. They will never go out of style, at least in my brain they wont! These look amazing, Averie! Love the addition of the fudge sauce! Pinned as always! :)
thanks for pinning :)
My jaw literally dropped. Yummm!!!
I did my job then!
Oh my gosh. I’m salivating. These look amazing! And your photography is so inviting! I want to dig right in. :)
Thanks for the photography compliments!
Ohhh this looks so good, Averie! All that cookie dough and that gorgeous waterfall of hot fudge just makes me want to dive into the screen! Pinned it!
Thanks for pinning and the compliments! :)