Black and White Cookie Dough Fudge Bars


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Black And White Cookie Dough Fudge

I’m about to go on a little rant here. Y’all ready?

I have very strong feelings about food safety. A few years ago, Nestle released a batch of tainted cookie dough and a few people ate it raw. One woman died. And Nestle closed their plant to clean it and disinfect it, but the bottom line is, somebody made a huge mistake.

The same thing has happened with bags of salad mix. I mean, really. Tainted spinach? And peanut butter. How did salmonella get into peanut butter? And of course, eggs and raw meats are always an issue.

Black and White Cookie Dough Fudge

Bottom line: do not eat packaged (or homemade) raw cookie dough that contains raw egg. Do not. It’s not worth it! You can make your own egg-free cookie dough in a couple of minutes, and it’s totally safe to eat. You can also make your cookie dough into bars! And pile fudge on top! So you won’t be missing out on anything.

Black and White Cookie Dough Fudge

This bar is made of two kinds of cookie dough, chocolate and vanilla. They make up the bottom layers. Then comes the white chocolate fudge. It’s just heavenly. And strangely elegant! I had a lot of fun photographing these little cuties.

Black and White Cookie Dough Fudge

You make one batch of egg-free cookie dough, and then you divide it up. One half stays as-is, and the other gets a nice bit of cocoa added in. That plain chocolate cookie dough…oh my word. I really had to exercise self-control to ensure that most of it wound up in the bar.

Black and White Cookie Dough Fudge

The fudge topping is my no-fail microwave fudge recipe, and it’s so quick. You just have to be pretty careful with white chocolate. It seizes easily and becomes unworkable. To guard against that happening, melt it in 30-second intervals and you should be fine.

Black and White Cookie Dough Fudge

When all is said and done, you have a delicious treat. You also have a safe one. The holiday season is all about indulgence, but it’s also about being safe. It’s okay to throw caution to the wind for some things, but not when it comes to your food safety. Until there’s a better system in place for food contamination, make egg-free cookie dough if you plan to snag some and eat it raw while you bake!

 

Black and White Cookie Dough Fudge Bars

Ingredients

Cookie Dough
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
Fudge
1 and 1/2 packages white chocolate chips
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat-free)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and salt, mixing again. Gradually, add the flour until the ingredients are combined.
  2. Take half the dough and set aside on a piece of waxed or parchment paper.
  3. Add the cocoa to the remaining dough and mix until incorporated.
  4. Line an 8 x 8 square pan with foil or wax paper. Press the chocolate dough into the bottom, making a thin even layer of cookie dough.
  5. Take the vanilla dough and flatten pieces out with your hands. Press them into the chocolate layer at even intervals, creating a pattern that looks a little like animal spots. Set aside.
  6. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips and condensed milk for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir. Heat again in 30-second intervals, stirring each time until the chips and condensed milk are fully incorporated and smooth. Mix in the vanilla.
  7. Pour the fudge mixture over the cookie dough layers and smooth it out evenly.
  8. Chill the fudge for 3 hours until fully hardened.
  9. Cut the fudge bars into squares with a sharp knife. Store in an airtight container.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Annie @ ciaochowbambina

    I took a food safety and sanitation course a few years ago and you are right on my friend! We cannot be safe enough! These cookie bars look incredible and I appreciate the message you’re attaching to these little lovelies!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Annie. I get a lot of eye rolls when I go on about raw cookie dough, but it’s no joke. And why worry about it when you can totally eat a safe version?

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Tainted foods are always so scary to hear about.Why eat raw cookie dough when you can have these mouthwatering bars that will not make you sick? I love these bars, Mir! I’m such a sucker for cookie dough, but pile on some white fudge and it’s even better! Such a great dessert!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! I’m getting revved up for our fudge week next month. So excited!

  3. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    These look amazing Mir! And I don’t even really like white chocolate, but on top of chocolate cookie dough that sounds pretty awesome! Also, I totally agree with you on the raw eggs – I totally get made fun of for not letting my kids lick the beaters or eat the dough when there’s eggs in it, but why take a chance?!
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    1. Mir

      Let them make fun of you! You’re smarter. And white chocolate is one of those things people usually feel pretty strongly about. I just don’t think of it as chocolate, but more like candy. And then it works! Thanks, Stacey!

  4. Manali @ CookWithManali

    these bars look amazing Mir! I think I won’t be able to stop eating them. You are right about food safety…I have never tried eating raw cookie dough and will never try it either…
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    1. Mir

      It’s delicious, which is why people like it so much. But you can work around that with the no egg! Thanks, Manali!

  5. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    my friend got salmonella from the cake batter ice cream at coldstone which caused them to change their recipe. you’re so right. it’s no joke and is just NOT worth it. these bars though….HOLY COW. YUMMMMMM
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    1. Mir

      I KNEW I didn’t trust Coldstone! Seriously? Dang! I never would have thought that they’d do something like that. Just goes to show, Caralyn…

  6. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    When I traveled to Alaska to serve food at the Iditarod, I had to take an online course to be certified in food safety and it changed the way I think about certain raw foods like cookie dough… These fudge bars are seriously insane, Mir. I’m loving all the layers, especially the thick layer of fudge on top. Thanks for the tip on eggless cookie dough! I would be so tempted to eat some of it and then my bottom layers would be pitifully thin…
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    1. Mir

      That might be why my bottom layers are a bit thin, Heather! But thanks for sharing. I want to take a course like that!

  7. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    Whoa! Cookie dough fudge? Yes! My fav!
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    1. Mir

      Right there with ya, Julianne!

  8. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    “cookie dough” and “fudge” in the same sentence = wayyy too good to be true! but you made it true 😉 looks fabulous!!!
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    1. Mir

      My truth is chocolate, Michele! Fudge if possible!

  9. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    This fudge sounds all kinds of amazing!! And it sure is purty! 😉
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    1. Mir

      It is purty, Jocelyn. I’m a total sucker for that, gotta tell ya.

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