Cookies and Cream Bars

October 30, 2014
3 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Makes too many for one person
What You'll Need
  • two 12-ounce bags white chocolate chips
  • one 16-ounce bag chocolate sandwich cookies
  • cacao nibs, for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Line a square or rectangular baking dish (8 x 8 for thicker bars, 9 x 13 for thinner ones) with aluminum foil or parchment paper, leaving an overhang.
  2. Smash your chocolate sandwich cookies so that you have crushed, bite-sized chunks. (The finer you mash the cookies, the more likely they bars will be gray -- though they'll also be easier to cut with smaller cookie pieces!) Use a food processor if you're feeling civilized, or have at it with a rolling pin. (For neatness, you can double bag the cookies before crushing them.)
  3. Melt the white chocolate gently on the stovetop, or place it in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in short increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
  4. Mix the crushed cookies into the melted white chocolate and pour into the prepared pan. Place into the freezer to set, at least 2 hours. Take the pan out of the freezer, remove the bars using the overhanging foil or parchment, and allow to sit and warm up for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing with a sharp knife (dip the knife in hot water if you're having difficulty cutting).
  5. Store the bars in the refrigerator or the freezer.

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5 Reviews

Julie February 13, 2017
Can I use caramelized white chocolate in this recipe or will it not setup right?
Jane January 2, 2017
Can you use the Nestle Toll House "premiere white morsels" with this recipe? I accidentally bought some and don't know what to do with them. (Not really white chocolate)
Sarah J. January 2, 2017
Yes, I think that should work!
Abi H. December 13, 2014
How you mix the WC with smithereens cookie peices without it ending up looking like a mud pie?! Thanks!
sandyrepp December 21, 2014
We did this exactly as the recipe describes and we also got what looks like grey asphalt. I might try it again with maybe 1/4 as many crushed cookies and stir them in once the chocolate is melted and spread in the pan, perhaps that would look remotely like the nice white "bark" in the photo.