Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

Sharing my Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars with you today!
Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

You are in for such a treat with my Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars recipe! This bar is just that…over the top and decadent. With just a few simple pantry ingredients, you’ll have this fun recipe staring right at ya, lol! My mom and I whipped this together last week and we are glad we did. Chocolate overload! Exactly how I like it.

Enjoy another crazy bar from Moi 🙂

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

You’ll need a Devil’s food cake mix, 1 egg and 1 stick softened butter (1/2 cup/8 tablespoons). Mix, Mix, Mix.

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

I use my hands to mix and you’ll get a firm dough like so.

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

Break it in chunks and place evenly into a 9×13 inch baking pan.

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

Press into pan until even.

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

I’ve baked a thing or two with these bad boys haven’t I? Take 14 of them and break them into pieces.

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

Place them evenly over top.

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

Pour a 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk over top of cookies like my sweet mom is doing here 🙂

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

Why not add some chocolate chips right?

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

Once cooled, cut into squares and be prepared to swoon! Enjoy 🙂

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars

Gooey Cookies and Cream Chocolate Cake Bars

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 12 bars
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  • 1 Devils Food Cake Mix 9 x 13 size
  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 14 Oreo Cookies broken into bite size pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9x13 inch baking pan with tin foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place cake mix, butter and egg into a large bowl, mixing to combine. Use your hands, it works much quicker ๐Ÿ™‚ Press into prepared baking pan. Top with broken pieces of cookies.
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk over cookies and top with chocolate chips. Bake for 23-25 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from oven.
  • After 5 minutes of cooling, run a plastic knife around edges to loosen, this makes it much easier to remove from foil.ย  Let cool completely, remove foil from pan, then cut into squares.ย  I cut off all of the edges before cutting into squares (makes for neater squares), but do whatever you'd like!!
Keywords: baking, bars, cake, oreos

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168 Responses
  1. Brenda

    I have made these a few times. I made them with strawberry cake and the strawberry shortcake Oreos. They turned out great. It made for a fun summer dessert. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Lee

    Made the recipe exactly as written and it was awesome. Making it again today. Thank you for simple, delicious recipes!

  3. Danielle

    Hi I had a tea party for my 14 your old b-day. And I made this recipe it was so popular that now 9 of my friend are beging me every day to do that again. It was so GOOD.

  4. lori

    I just wanted to say I made these a few days ago and they were delicious!!! The only change I made was that I also added crushed Andes Candies to the top as well.
    Soooo good.

  5. Paul

    I had some difficulty with this. In the end it seemed to turn out fine, but the execution was frustrating.

    1. When you mix using your hands, how do you keep the mix from sticking to your hands instead of staying in the bowl? I had chocolate gloves thick enough to stave off a Minnesota Winter trying to mix this stuff. Do you spray your hands or something? What is the trick? I have always used a mixer when baking.

    2. What amount of cake mix do you use? I used a box of Duncan Hines 16.5oz. The recipe did not specify. The box stated I should use three eggs. The one egg I used in this recipe seemed to have minimal impact on the cake mix.

    3. Without a mixer it would seem easier to have butter that is melted as opposed to softened because of issues with #1.

  6. Kari

    I made these and I had the same problem as Charmaine. I think the confusion is in the Devils cake mix. In your photo it looks as if you made the mix as it says on the box and then added the butter and egg. I first started with just the dry mix, butter, and egg and it wasnt mixing at all- very dry. So I went back to your photo and tried again with preparing it like it does on the box. It all bubbled up. Can you please clarify this for me? Thanks!

  7. Tracey K

    *Strain that is lol. Dont want to rock the boat before the ink is dry on the marriage lic. Here! :))

  8. Tracey K

    Ugh…. Daughter just saw this recipe after me telling her we didn’t have any brownie mix. Thanks. Thanks a lot I’m now in the kitchen with the oven turned on with it being a 100* outside!!! No really thanks!!! Didn’t take any arm twisting what so ever. Nada. Not one bit. ;). I was thinking of mixing 1/2 white chocolate and 1/2 milk chocolate morsels. Think that would add to this perfect marriage or put a stain on the ultimate chocolate marriage? Thanks again!

  9. Lynn

    Can you please give us some tips on what we might have done wrong for them to not come out right? I used a different cake mix then you called for and salted butter. Could this be the reason it raised and didnt set up at all like the picture? I had the same issue that other people have posted about.

  10. linda Wilkins

    I saw these on pinterest a few days ago. Seeing as the fact I absolutely love Oreos and my darling husband loves chocolate….these bad boys are baking in my oven as I type and my apartment smells amazing lol I’m bound to wake someone up with the smell of amazing devilish chocolate goodness

  11. Yeah, these didn’t work for me, either … I was able to salvage the stuff in the middle for a few bars to take to work, but the rest was more mush than anything else. I followed the recipe and didn’t use a glass dish … If I try it again, I might use parchment paper instead of tin foil and spray that sucker down!

    The mush tastes delicious though … we’re saving that to go with ice cream!

  12. Made this today and they are incredible! Mine came out just like the photo’s and my family has been lifting the cake dish cover all day. My family keeps calling them “Oreo Brownies.” We will be sharing our experience, the recipe and a link to your site in the very near future.

    To those that had problems I can only say that in baking there are always variables, most importantly ingredients. A cake mix with pudding and no-name brand chocolate morsels could make a difference in your outcome. Store brand chocolate chips can be a little “oily,” cake mix with pudding could make it a little too moist causing it to not set well. Forcing your butter to room temperature in the microwave can also result in changes in your end result. There are a lot of reasons for why it works for some and not for others.

    We’re glad we tried them and will make them again. Thanks Jenny!!

    1. It wouldn’t hurt to store in the fridge. What I like to do is put one bar in the fridge and see how it turns out. I often find treats are much better cold. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Christina

    holy moly these were amazing! but…i ate the entire pan in less than two days!! (my recipe software put the recipe at 5700 calories (479 per bar)- yikes!!)

  14. Rebecca

    I baked mine in a glass casserole dish and they turned out perfect! Just like the picture. Hubby loves them!

  15. Lucy

    Hi – I’m from the U.K and found this on Pinterest and have just made it. It’s amazing!! so good! I think the tray i used was too small so have a lot of thick cake crust on the 4 sides but still good! Great recipe. x

  16. Jade

    Hi! This is kind of ridiculous but I was just wondering if you could just cool it in the fridge or still bake it? Will it still be yummy if you don’t bake it?

  17. joyce

    Should these be refrigerated? Seems like it would make them too hard, but with the milk in them, I was just wondering.

  18. Cindy

    Man,o,man, are these good! I just finished letting them cool & tasted them. They are a bit sticky & gooey, but delicious none the less! You certainly get your chocolate fix with these! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Mary Walters

    I made this tonight and instead of using chocolate chips I used white chip and chocolate Oreos it was so delicious.

  20. Jo Anne

    I made these last night for my son’s birthday treat at school. He was fixated on having 2 things, so I also tried a Butterfinger version. Oh my!! Instead of Devil’s Food cake mix I used Yellow Cake mix. And I substituted smashed Butterfinger pieces ( I poured what looked to be an equal amount to the smashed Oreos in a bag and then broke them up with my rolling pin. I also used milk chocolate chips. Everything else is the same. I have to say that this version is EVEN BETTER than the Oreo version!

  21. Patty

    Sounded so good but it was rough mixing and spreading the cake mix in the pan. Almost gave up. Followed instructions, and actually just took them out about 15 minutes ago (made for Valentines Day). The edges are burnt like I kept them in too long but the middle isn’t done. I don’t know what I did wrong. Very disappointed, that was my Valentines Day dessert. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Annie

    I found these on Pinterest & HAD to try them! Made them for the superbowl. SO GOOD! Directions were very easy to follow, the only trouble I had was getting the super sticky cake base to stay on the foil because it was sticking to my hands…so I used a spatula to press it down & it worked great. I will definitely be using this as my “go to” dessert from now on! I’m going to make them for my man for Valentines day & use red velvet cake as the base & white chocolate chips! Thanks for the recipe!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Lsa

    I made these and they are pretty good. I would call them really good brownies. I didn’t use the foil. Just greased the pan. I only put 1 cup of chocolate chips.

  24. Angela

    I did not get a firm dough, mine stuck to my hands very bad, I had to scrape it off and could barely get it to stick to the foil in the pan because it kept sticking to my hands, its about to go in the oven I will let you know how it turns out

    1. Annie

      Mine stuck to my hands very bad too….next time use a greased up spatula to press it down, I had someone help me and it worked really good.

  25. Shay D

    Loved this idea, and I took it in a new direction…used those limited edition LEMON OREOS, lemon bar mix and followed these directions to see if I could pull off a LEMON ooey gooey version…they are in the oven now. I will keep you posted

  26. Sarah

    I made these for the family dessert around thanksgiving, they were sooo amazing we finished them in two days!! I do not recommend putting wax paper over the pan like I did because it was very gooey and dripped in the pan anyways! I was just trying to not have to wash another pan! Amazing recipe, very sweet and delish!

  27. Monique

    I’m making these tonight! But my devils food cake mix says oil eggs and water. Do I follow the box or what you have listed? And if so I have medium eggs only do I use 2 of them?? Please help!!

  28. Lydia

    I’m making these tonight, but I bought Reese’s peanut butter chips to substitute for the chocolate chips to add a little peanut buttery flavor. This recipe looks delicious, I’m so excited to try them!

  29. I made these and thought they were pretty good. Mostly I liked that they were adaptable. My boyfriend and I were discussing that the method was perhaps more interesting than the recipe itself. White cake mix, white oreos, and butterscotch or coconut, or white chocolate chips. Or maybe white cake mix with nutter butter cookies and peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips? I wanted to think of a way to use a spice cake mix but have not yet thought of a complementary cookie, but I do think coconut would be a good topping, like a carrot cake theme.

  30. Jennifer Hunt

    These were so delicious! I made them right after I found this post on pinterest and we ate them right out of the pan. They were delicious and gooey while hot, but when they cooled down, ohmygooodness…I was in chocolately heaven! The sweetened condensed milk made like a layer of caramel, and the chocolate chips just kinda sat on top, and it was just oh so good! My daughter and I will be making these tonight to take to our family Thanksgiving Dinner. Thanks for this awesome bie of heaven!

  31. margareth

    I live in Spain and I don’t have devil’s food cake mix to sell here… you have some idea to substitute it?
    another question: is this mix baked before you put the broken oreo?

  32. Jenn

    I’ve made these twice now. They don’t look like your picture, really, either, but they didn’t crater like some other posters have complained about. what really gets me is how you did all that with only 14 Oreos. I’ve had to add quite a few extra to cover the whole 9×13 pan. Maybe I should be using a smaller one? They are tasty and stay soft even after being left out overnight, uncovered. I’ll keep making these and sharing them at pot lucks. Just don’t know what I’m doing differently that makes them look different than yours. lol

  33. Maggie

    I think reading the comments that they key may be to spread the crust up the sides some so that the milk doesn’t leak over it into the bottom of the pan. Just finished making this and waiting for it to cool…looks good so far!

  34. Jenn

    Alright! Making these today. But those chocolate chips… They aren’t I the actual recipe. What kind did you use and how much? Is it basically whatever is on hand and however much you want?

  35. Hun8bee

    I really like the way you photograph each step! It smells delicious and I am going to decorate halloween style but no Halloween Oreos in my store yet;(

  36. Trish Meals

    I really hope to fix this recipe tomorrow evening for my family, but need to know if you used semi sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate! I noticed a lot of your recipes just say chocolate chips, so I don’t know if you just base it on preference or if there’s just one you use all the time.

  37. Rachel

    Are these easy to cut and serve? Are they like brownies or chocolate cake? I back for a large group of people weekly and steer clear of anything requiring plates and forks.

  38. Mary

    My stuff ended up like Charmain’s everything sunk to the middle and the cake baked up in weird places. I followed the recipe exactly. I’m hoping it takes waaaay better than it looks. I’m just sad that it wont look impressive when I take them to the office tomorrow ๐Ÿ™

  39. Cassie

    How far in advance could these be made? If I made them the night before and took to work the next day would it be okay?

  40. Naomi

    I’m making these now but used the peanut butter cream filled oreos, and am baking it into a pie crust. I’m sure it’s going to be fantastic as well but will be in a pie! Kind of excited.

  41. Rachelc

    I assume you used semi-sweet chocolate chips, which im not a huge fan of do you think white chocolate chips would work?

  42. Jade

    These look AMAZING! I’ll be making these for sure! My hubby doesn’t love chocolate as much so I think I’ll make home blondies and use the vanilla oreos and white chocolate chips for him! YUUUUUM! THANKS!

  43. Amanda

    How long will these keep? I am looking for new recipes to send to my fiance’ who is stationed in Germany and it takes about a week for packages to get to him. I usually send homemade cookies, but I’m thinking these wouldn’t keep that long in a box going through the postal system because of the sweetened condensed milk :-/

  44. Kelly

    Made these with mint oreos!! So delicious, love all of your recipes and the variety that I can easily add to them, endless possibilities!

  45. Christy

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. This sounds heavenly!!! I’m gonna make it tonight for my hubby. It’s our four year anniversary and he loves all things Oreo! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Stacey

    I have a pan in the oven now. Can’t wait to try them at the lake party where I am taking them to share with friends. I don’t know that I can wait till tomorrow to sample them, though!

  47. Camille T.

    These were ridiculous!!!!!! (in a good way)!! I have a sweet tooth and love evwrythig sweet and usually can eat lots without feeling sick but this my friends.. Is sooo perfect and sweet youll only
    Need a bit! Gooey and warm, and with vanilla ice cream it was to die for!
    Although after 25 mins the cake base rly didnt look baked tru at all when i ran a knife around the edge it wasnt baked so i put it back in the oven for about 10 mins. And even after that it was rly rly gooey. I let it sit on the counter for a bit, then put it in the fridge and the nxt day they were all set and perfect ๐Ÿ™‚
    Just put em in the microwave or in the oven right b4 u eat them and then add ice cream its DELISHHH i made them for my in laws and they talked about my bars for days haha
    Oh btw i put 20 oreos instead of 14, and also 1 cup white choc chips and 1/2 cup regular choc chips instead of all regular choc chips amazing!
    Thanks a lot for this recipe youre the best!

  48. These were delicious! I made them and took them to school to share and everyone loved them! I posted this recipe on my own blog and my sister commented that these are like brownies that my family made growing up, but we used caramel instead of the condensed milk. Thanks for the amazingness!

  49. Catriona

    I just made these for no apparent reason and am pleased to say they look just like the picture! And taste lush – salty, sweet and very chocolatey.

  50. Shelley

    Well I just made it and it’s not pretty. Frothy, bubbly, didn’t cook evenly. I think it could eaten with a spoon, not at all cake like and I baked it much longer than the recipe called for. Perhaps I used too much condensed milk………

  51. Ana

    A friend and I baked these up with our kiddos but found the base (cake) to be gritty. Love the idea of the cookies, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate chips though. Maybe on top of a brownie?

  52. Kim in MT

    I’ve been checking your blog out for a while and just made these last night – soo yummy and so easy. Thank you!

  53. Alise Hagan

    My husband and I made these this weekend and they were, quite simply, divine. My 3-year-old son gobbled it up, but my 14-month-old daughter’s reaction was priceless. After the first bite, she broke out in a huge grin, nodded her head firmly, let out a “Yummmmmm”, then threw her spoon on the floor and leaned into my bowl with her mouth wide open for more. I can’t wait to try more from your site — thank you for making a recipe we all LOVE!

    1. Elaina

      Thank you for leaving this comment! I am making these to bring into work tomorrow, and I didn’t know if I needed to get up early and make them or put them in the fridge overnight. You answered my question!

  54. Janet Duran

    I just made this and they came out just like the picture and fabulous! Thank you so much Jenny!
    Charmaine, in my opinion, the only thing that may have caused this is if you forgot the step of spreading the batter evenly at the bottom of the pan? Maybe you left it in chunks?

  55. oh. my. goodness. i am literally drooling over my keyboard at work right now looking at these babies. can’t wait to try them!! i thank you for this recipe, but my waist line does not ๐Ÿ˜‰

  56. This is one of those recipes that is baffling. I do not know how your recipe looked as it did completed unless you baked your cake crust first. I was very careful with all the ingredients and amounts. All of that Sweetened C milk sunk to the bottom along with the choc chips and oreos and the cake part bubbled to the top in a strange crater like fashion. Something is not right in this recipe. This is really sad and a waste of some not so cheap ingredients.

        1. Shannon

          Mine just came out of the oven and are PERFECT. Jenny, where did you come up with the idea to only mix those three ingredients and it would turn out so wonderful? I don’t know how you think of your recipes, but I am thankful that you do. I have never had one I didn’t like. As a matter of fact, your recipes are the only ones I bake with my boyfriend’s children. Every one of them is a hit!

    1. Charmaine, I am really stumped. I feel like I wrote out the recipe as simply as possible. Sorry they didn’t work out for you.

    2. Jen Nicks

      I made this today as written and it turned out just like the picture too! Don’t think there is anything wrong with the recipe. Other than maybe one might eat the entire pan.

    3. I had the same problem, Charmaine. I know I followed the directions, but my end result looked nothing like the pictures. I wonder why?

      1. Jen

        Did you possibly use evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk? They both come in cans and the evaporated milk is not as thick and could cause it all to separate out like you said. One possible reason it didn’t work…

        1. Dawn

          When you bake it for 25 min. is it still supposed to be loose like when you shake the pan or firm and a clean knife?

    4. Latrice

      This dish will run over if the pan is not big enough. My first batch did the same as your. Once I increased the pan size they turned out perfect. Also, I was able to get all the ingredients at Family Dollar for $6!

    5. Sarah

      I had the exact same thing happen. I’m no baking novice, here, so I’m stumped as well. (I have made plenty of cakes from scratch, and down to some of the simplest treats around.) The only guess I have is that baking in a glass dish is the problem, and I should have used metal? Also, I used half mint Oreos and the mint filling definitely has some different additives because that melted all over the place, but I don’t think it would have caused this total failure. My oven is only 6 months old and so has no temperature regulation problems. I used a large egg, one regular stick of unsalted butter, and a Duncan Hines devils food cake mix. I wonder if refrigerating the base layer before adding other ingredients would help… Either way, this was a little too rich for me (yes, I ate the goo to taste test even though the bars didn’t set!) so I probably won’t try again – but I wanted to let others know I failed as well.

  57. Sara

    My 8 yo niece made these, with very little help, for her Dads birthday. They were a huge hit with everyone. She named it “Triple Chocolate Oreo Best Ever Birthday Cake. Thanks for another great recipe.

  58. Ashley

    Oh man, I made these tonight, and I think it is literally the best thing I have ever tasted as far as chocolate goes!! This, however, is not a good thing! haha Thank goodness for my husband working with a bunch of hungry men, and I will not consume the whole 5,000 calories myself! ๐Ÿ™‚ Splendid recipe!

      1. Jane

        I tried these with salted butter and they were perfectly fine. The amount of salt in a stick of butter is not very significant, maybe an 1/8 of a teaspoon.

  59. You are killing me! I just got back from lunch and am sneaking some food blog viewing in and here I find a gorgeous picture of my greatest weakness – cookies and cream. Sigh… Well, guess I know what I’ll be baking this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. Caroline

    Drooled over the picture this morning and had to make today! Knew it would be awesome, so we invited family over for dinner and DESSERT…YUM!!!! We ate them straight out of the oven, hot and gooey! Can’t wait to try cooled. Thank you for sharing!

  61. Ahaaa! There are few desserts that can even come close to satisfying my unearthly love of chocolate–this is definitely one of them. I absolutely cannot wait to try these. I’ll have to throw a party as an excuse!

  62. What temperature should I cook these at?? These look so heavenly I wanted to try them ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for all the wonderful meal ideas you give!!!

    1. Mindy

      So I made this recipe using a brownie mix instead… and they turned out perfectly. I probably should have baked them for a few more minutes (it’s hard to tell when they are done..), but they were delicious!! Super-rich and chocolatey.

      1. Amy A.

        I made them with brownies, too, and they were really gooey in the middle and completely done on the edges. Nobody complained though! They were gone in a flash! People were literally nudging each other out of the way to get them! I also used white chocolate chips instead of the regular chocolate. I’m going to make them again today and lower the temp. and lengthen the cooking time to see if the middle cooks a little better. This is going to be my signature dessert at parties now! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. kelly

          When using brownie mix, you still used the same amount of butter/egg? Or followed the box instructions? I only have brownie mix but cannot wait to make these! ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Oh wow, these look absolutely amazing!! I can’t wait to make these along with your fluffer nutter cake bars. Do you think I can use a brownie mix in place of the cake mix?

  64. I saw the oreos and was already putty in your hands but then the shot of the condensed milk being drizzled over just sold this recipe to me 100%, it looks so so chocolateyrichdelicious and dangerously easy to make! Gorgeous recipe and photos as always ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Chris

    Wow, these make my teeth hurt just looking at the recipe. All that being said i can’t wait to make them and eat them! I’m also going to attempt a gluten free version, for my fiance, who has celiac. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Crittervamp

      I too have Celiac disease & will be trying them Gluten Friendly… The stores have GF chocolate sandwich cookies & GF cake mixes. Have any of you tried the chocolate condenced milk on these. Man, I am just asking for a chocolate attack. LOL

  66. I was such a good girl this weekend in regard to my diet. If you had shown up with these to one of my picnics, I wouldn’t have standed a chance! These look amazing!

  67. I don’t like my bready food soggy, but when I saw the sweetened condensed milk on this recipe I pinterested (is that a word) this recipe right away. Sweetened condensed milk is the one thing I’m ok with my food being soaked in…well that and caramel.

    1. I am with you on this one, not much of a soggy fan. These bars aren’t soggy at all, just a bit gooey while warm. Hope you enjoy! …thanks for Pinning them too!

  68. Jenny…once again, amazing. I am drooling. I really need chocolate in my life…and these bars, amazing.

    Thank you for always making desserts that are EASY to execute and taste like a million bucks. From one busy mom to another…thank you!

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