Cookies and Cream Bars have the perfect crinkly top and gooey center packed full of crushed oreo cookies.

A closeup of a cookies and cream bar surrounded by other bars and oreos

This recipe is so simple and straight forward. These Cookies and Cream Bars are a great dessert to throw together last minute because they take very little preparation.

This recipe is very similar to my Brown Butter Blondies with a few small tweaks. These changes make them more like cookie bars than blondies, but both are equally delicious!

A bar stacked on top of other bars

What makes these Oreo Bars special?

  • They are so quick and easy to make! I fully believe that all desserts are better when they are simple.
  • You get different textures in every bite. The outside is a bit crunchy while the inside is perfectly gooey and the crushed cookies add another textural element.
  • They can be served warm or cold. They are a versatile dessert that can be served however you choose!
A stack of three oreo bars

Ingredients for Cookies and Cream Bars:

  • Unsalted butter. I always make sure to use unsalted butter when baking because there is no “standard” for the amount of salt they can add to butter. So if you add salt to a recipe and then use salted butter you could end up with a very salty end product.
  • All-purpose flour. Measuring the flour correctly is very important. I suggest weighing your flour out (I use this scale). If you want to use a measuring cup, make sure you spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife. Don’t use the cup to scoop directly from the flour.
  • Salt. Salt is a must in baked goods. It will help to balance out the sweetness and improve the overall flavor.
  • Baking Powder. This will give the cookies and cream bars some rise
  • Eggs. It will be easier to incorporate the eggs into the batter if they are at room temperature.
  • Vanilla extract. Vanilla is a must in baked goods just like salt. Real vanilla adds a better flavor than imitation vanilla.
  • Brown sugar. Brown sugar adds a chewy texture to the finished product
  • Granulated sugar. This will add sweetness and help us get the texture we are looking for.
  • Oreos. Try not to eat them all before baking!
All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe

How to make Cookies and Cream Bars:

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.

STEP 2: Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Whisk to remove lumps.

The dry ingredients combined in a bowl

STEP 3: In a medium bowl combine the softened butter and both sugars. Beat with a hand mixer until fully combined and smooth.

STEP 4: Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix to combine.

The wet ingredients combined in a bowl

STEP 5: Mix in the flour until just combined. Fold in the crushed oreos.

STEP 6: Press the dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 25- 30 minutes. The top should start to crack.

Looking down on a cookies and cream bar with a bite out of it

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The gooey interior of a cookies and cream bar

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Cookies and Cream Bars

These bars have a crunchy exterior and a gooey interioer. They are loaded with crushed oreos.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blondies, cookies and cream, cookies and cream bars, oreo, oreos
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 267kcal

Ingredients

For Bars:

  • 2 stick (226 grams) unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (213 grams) brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (105 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 cups oreo cookies crushed

Instructions

For Bars:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray an 8×8 pan (I used this one) with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk to remove any lumps.
  • In a medium bowl combine the softened butter and both sugars. Beat with a hand mixer until fully combined and smooth.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  • Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture until most of the flour is combined. Fold in 1 1/2 cups of the crushed oreos.
  • Spread the dough into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Press the other 1/2 cup of crushed oreos into the top of the dough.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. The top should be crispy and starting to form little cracks, the center should no longer be jiggly.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the blondies to cool completely before removing from pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.9g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 13.4g | Saturated Fat: 7.7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 20.9g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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