M & M Cookie Dough Fudge Bars

M & M Cookie Dough Fudge Bars
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When I was a kid, people didn’t worry about raw cookie dough. So I happily licked the beaters, knowing in my soul that eating batter was the best part of baking anything. But then the dark forces moved in and exposed the dangers of eating cookie dough.

I know a lot of people aren’t afraid. But me, I live in fear. I get nervous around fire and water, I wash my hands obsessively during flu season, and I always wait for the walk sign before crossing the street. Eating raw cookie dough used to be absolutely taboo. Until, of course, everyone realized it was possible to have your dough and eat it, too. Just don’t put in the egg, add condensed milk, and you’re good to go!

M & M Cookie Dough Fudge Bars

But my typical mindset when it comes to dessert is that more is better. Especially if fudge is involved. So on top of this M & M cookie dough base is a layer of thick, milk chocolate fudge. It complements the M & Ms and fulfills any chocolate fanatic’s dream. And as for adding fudge to cookie dough…why didn’t I think of this before? Happiness!

M & M Cookie Dough Fudge Bars

This recipe is also no-bake, which I know is a big thing for some of you. I’ve never minded turning on the oven, but if your oven is tricky or broken or you just don’t want to heat up your kitchen, these bars will do the trick!

M & M Cookie Dough Fudge Bars

And people will swear that they’re eating cookie dough. They will think they’re doing something illicit and wrong until you take that high away.

M & M Cookie Dough Fudge Bars

Unless you don’t like eating the raw dough (and who doesn’t), get going! The only risk is that you’ll eat all of the dough before you get to the stage where it becomes bars. Willpower. Patience, people!

 

Cookie Dough Layer:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 and 1/4 cups flour
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat-free)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini M & Ms

 

Fudge Layer:

  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat-free)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

 

Instructions:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and mix again. Pour in flour and condensed milk alternately, beating until thoroughly combined.

Stir in the mini chocolate chips and mini M & Ms. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch greased pan.

Next, make the fudge layer. Using a microwave-safe bowl, heat the condensed milk and chocolate chips for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth, add the vanilla, and stir again. Pour the fudge layer over the cookie dough layer, being sure to spread the fudge to the edges of the pan.

Refrigerate for 2 hours. When the fudge is firm, cut into small squares and serve!

12 comments

  1. Oh my gosh, this is the best fudge ever!!! Love the M&Ms in it!

  2. Baby June says:

    Mmm, I just adore cookie dough (who doesn’t?). Think this wouldn’t last long in my house.

  3. Christine says:

    This looks easy enough that even I should be able to make it. I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Christine says:

    Just made them, and they’re AMAZING!! I used semi-sweet chocolate chips for the fudge instead of milk chocolate, and it still was a total winner. I’m taking these as my “baked goods” to parties from now on. I’m not a baker in any way, shape, or form, and this was still really easy to make. Nice recipe, Mir!! :-)

    • Mir says:

      If you write, you’re a writer. If you bake, you’re a baker! I’m so thrilled you made them and it worked out! No more raw dough for you unless it’s egg-free. Right? :)

  5. Fudge on top of raw cookie dough? Plus no bake? Yes, pleeeeease!! ;) This looks delish! I’m sure I’d be one of those people who would be tempted to devour the entire pan!

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