Deb Kelly’s No Good Very Bad Day Cookie Dough Bars

It was the day before Valentine’s and all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for the kid who was supposed to be sleeping but instead was chanting “mama truck mama truck” in his crib.

Mama would prefer to be snug in her bed

But her car won’t start and there’s an ache in her head

Then all of a sudden there came such a clatter

Because into a pan she was pouring some batter

You see, when your day stinks, you simply must make

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bake



  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 T. oil
  • 1 t. vanilla (we here in Madison like Penzey’s)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/3 c. delicious add-in of your choice
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 1/8 t. salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In one bowl mix the wet stuff (sugar through eggs).

In another mix the dry (flour through salt).

Combine the two bowls just until blended.

Pour into a 8×8 oiled pan.

Bake 25 minutes.

What you get hardly tastes like peanut butter at all, but is a perfectly delicious, not at all oily, creamy, moist way to make blondies without a speck of butter. Baked, they taste like raw cookie dough but without the thrilling risk of salmonella. You can use whatever you want for the add-ins–be it nuts, toffees, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, reese’s pieces, even a special bar of dark chocolate chopped up into lovely shards. When I make it for the BLB who is very very allergic to dairy, I will use Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips. This is an ideal recipe to cook up for your valentine or eat by the pan-full using only a spatula. We here at the Deb Ball don’t judge.

Happy Valentine’s Eve to you all and to all a sweet bite!

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14 Replies to “Deb Kelly’s No Good Very Bad Day Cookie Dough Bars”

    1. Oh Amy, I almost added to that post: so easy even Amy might make these. 🙂 Silly me! I like your attitude, and when we finally meet in person I will be laden with baked goods for you.

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