Bar #43: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Neiman Marcus Bar

If we hadn’t have already been married, I swear, my husband would have proposed on the spot after eating these bars.  They were everything he loves in life wrapped up in one delicious bar.  Neiman Marcus Bars plus a chocolate chip cookie dough layer…I’m not sure I can ever make anything he’ll love more.

 I found this great cookie dough recipe that, when inserted into a bar, doesn’t bake up in the oven…it keeps its cookie dough consistency.

Take my basic Neiman Marcus Bar and add a cookie dough center…and see if people don’t fall head over heels in love too.
 Happy Father’s Day to my sweet husband who loves me and our kids almost as much as he loves these bars :).

Shopping List
1st layer:
1 box of yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted

2nd layer:
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1 cup of flour
1 cup of chocolate chips


3rd layer:
2 eggs
1 box of powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
8 oz package of cream cheese, softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease (I use Pam) a 9×13″ baking dish.

In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs and melted butter.  Spread in bottom of pan.

In a second large mixing bowl, make your cookie dough layer buy creaming together your butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer.  Beat in the milk and vanilla.  Slowly beat in salt and flour until a cookie dough forms.  Stir in your chocolate chips.

Spread this layer down over your first layer.  It’s okay if this layer doesn’t go all the way out to the edges.

Finally, using an electric mixer, beat your powdered sugar, 2 more eggs and cream cheese until smooth.  Spread on top of cookie dough mixture.

Bake 35-40 minutes until edges are brown and center set (it will still be slightly wobbly in the middle).

Cool on counter 30 minutes, then refrigerate 2 hours up to 2 days.

I dusted mine with a little extra powdered sugar just before serving.

So good.  Really, really, really good!

Happy Father’s Day!

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  • Jessica June 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    These look so good! I can't wait to make them.

  • April Parrish June 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    You had me at cookie dough! These look like lots of fun and yummy!

  • Kim June 16, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Oh – I hardly ever bake or make sweets but these look so good!!! I think my boys will love them!

  • Paige June 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Totally pinning this now!! Yum!!! I'm also loving your closet!!!

  • cookies and cups June 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Love these! Thanks for the link up!! They look so perfect šŸ™‚ xo

  • Melanie Lien June 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I am making these this weekend!

  • Wendy Norton June 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    These look so yummy! Can't wait to make them! Quick question – do they have to be stored in the refrigerator (after the initial 2 hours)? Or can they be left out at room temperature over the next few days as we eat them? That is, if they even last that long! : )

  • Morgan Soper June 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I just made these and oh my goodness, they are knock-you-naked DELICIOUS!!! Mine didn't not turn out as pretty as yours but I don't care because they are so dang yummy!! Well done, Shay. Well done šŸ™‚

  • Mix and Match Mama June 16, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    No, after the first 30 minutes, they should be refrigerated at least 2 hours (or even longer) until you're ready to eat them. Keep these bars in the fridge!

  • Anonymous June 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    These were good and easy, but they're SUPER sweet. Almost too sweet šŸ™
    Would go well served with coffee. Black coffee, haha.

  • Alexa Benson August 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I made these a couple weeks ago and oh my goodness!!! My husband (and I) fell in love! He even washed my pan last night (and only the pan, the rest of the dishes are still sitting out) just in case I felt like making these bars again!! Needless to say, we LOVE them!!!

  • Shannon Quinn August 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Will these be okay with a white cake mix instead of yellow? I only have white cake mix on hand.

  • Mix and Match Mama August 19, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Yes! A white cake mix will work perfectly!

  • Leslie N. February 13, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    These are in the oven right now, I am soooo excited!

  • Courtney October 5, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    My family loved these bars! Thanks for the recipe; it's a keeper!