Secretly Healthy Cookie Dough Topped Cookie Bars (dairy-free, gf & refined sugar-free option)
A ridiculously delicious peanut butter brownie bar is topped with chocolate ganache and creamy, dairy-free cookie dough in these Secretly Healthy Cavity Bars a.k.a. Cookie Dough Topped Peanut Butter Cookie Bars! Guys, these are the best dessert bars I’ve ever had!!!
I’ve seen a photo floating around Pinterest for some time now of a three layered dessert called a “cavity bar”. I pinned the image so long ago I can’t find it anymore but luckily my food memory is so powerful the image has been burnt into my memory for all eternity. The first layer was a cookie bar followed by a layer of thick chocolate and topped with a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough–and from what I can remember they were definitely not “healthy” by any means.
I’m not one to knock sugar filled desserts. I one hundred percent believe that real desserts are okay for the body (and even better for the mind) as long as it’s accompanied by a balanced lifestyle. Which is great for normal people but then there’s people like me who have an undeniable sweet tooth and need to have dessert once or twice sometimes…three times a day. That’s right. That’s why I make my desserts using [mostly] healthy ingredients.
Can we take a moment to admire the layers on these cookie bars. Layer 1: dense and chewy peanut butter cookie loaded with chocolate chips. Layer 2: a simple yet decadent two-ingredients chocolate ganache. Layer 3: sweet and buttery chocolate chip cookie dough. LITERALLY, ALL MY FAVORITE THINGS IN ONE BAR!
This isn’t the first time I’ve made cookie dough desserts. Check out a of my favorite cookie dough recipes.
- Cookie Dough Truffles – Delicious cookie dough bites coated in decadent dark chocolate for all those raw cookie dough eaters out there! This recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free and high in protein!
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites – This edible cookie dough recipe is not only healthy and high in protein, it takes just five minutes to make!
- Healthy Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies – Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-free, Vegan and High in Protein! Whew… That title is a mouthful but trust me, it’s worth every delicious word.
- Healthy Cookie Dough Date Caramel Brownies – Uber fudgy brownies made using whole food ingredients, protein powder and then topped with date caramel and healthy protein packed cookie dough!