Easy Cookies and Cream Bars

Easy cookies and cream recipe

The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
275 Calories
13g Fat
38g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 275
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 259mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 113mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A chocolate or fudge cake mix makes the base for the cookies and cream cheese layers.

These easy bars will be popular with the kids! For polka-dot cream cheese squares, sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, graham cracker crumbs, or toffee chips instead of cookie crumbs.


  • 1  (15.25-ounce) box fudge or chocolate cake mix

  • 4 large eggs, divided

  • 4 ounces butter, melted

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature

  • 2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 8 to 12 chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies, coarsely crumbled

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for cookies and cream bars
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  2. Heat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan.

    Grease pan
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  3. In a bowl, combine cake mix with 1 egg and melted butter. Mix until well blended.

    Combine cake mix
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  4. Press into prepared baking pan.

    Press into baking pan
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  5. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat confectioners' sugar with cream cheese, vanilla. and 3 remaining eggs until smooth.

    Beat confectioner's sugar
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  6. Pour about 2/3 of topping mixture onto cake mixture; sprinkle with crumbled cookies, then pour remaining mixture evenly over crumbs.

    Add topping
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  7. Bake for about 50 to 60 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned.

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  8. Cool thoroughly and cut into bars. Keep refrigerated.

    Cool and cut
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Recipe Variation

  • Replace the cookie crumbs with about 1 cup of mini semisweet chocolate chips.