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These multi-layered, extremely decadent Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars may be the best dessert you’ve ever tasted!! Brownie, caramel, cookie dough and ganache for the win!

Absolutely everyone will swoon with their first bite of these layered Homemade Brownies from Scratch!  They’re outrageously delicious!!!

Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars lined up on a white, rectangular ceramic tray

Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars

These babies start with a layer of brownies, then caramel and cookie dough, and topped off with some creamy ganache. The sweet tooth trifecta of chocolate, caramel and cookie dough is amazing. Sold yet? These cookie dough billionaire bars are not for the faint of heart or calories, but definitely worth the splurge!

I’ve always loved cookie dough as much as or even more than the baked cookies themselves. I bake oodles of chocolate chip cookies, so I have ample opportunities to sample. But there’s something ultra-delicious about an actual cookie dough laden treat!

Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars stacked on a square white plate

Homemade Brownies for a Virtual Baby Shower!

My sweet friend and fellow blogger, Kayle of The Cooking Actress is having a baby boy in a few short weeks. We met early in our blogging careers before she was even married. Though I’m old enough to be her mom, I’m lucky to call this talented gal a dear friend.

I’ve followed her from New York City back to her hometown in Ohio, from being single to engaged, married and soon a mom. Like me, she’s a lover of cookies and cookie dough desserts, so I whipped up these terrific billionaire bars to shower her with sweets on this special day! Homemade Brownies are perfect for any occasion!

Virtual Baby Shower

Check out the rest of the baby shower recipes made by my fellow hosts!

Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars on a small, wavy white plate

Tips for Making these Billionaire Brownies from Scratch:

  • Line your 8 x 8-inch Square Cake Pan with Non-Stick Foil or regular foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray for easy removal.
  • Use a Small Offset Spatula to evenly spread both the brownie layer and the cookie dough layer.
  • Refrigerate before cutting so that the caramel gets firm.
  • To cut, first use a warm, dry knife to score the chocolate. Then slice into bars. I love this Wusthof Classic 7-Inch Santoku Knife for slicing all my brownies and bar cookies.
  • Don’t slice until you’re ready to serve as the caramel will start to ooze as they come to room temperature.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Even if they ooze, they’re still delicious!

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Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars | Layers of brownies, caramel, cookie dough and ganache for an outrageously rich dessert!

The Recipe: Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars

Layers of brownies, caramel, cookie dough and ganache create an outrageously rich dessert!

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 25


Brownie Layer:

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour

Caramel layer:

  • 30 caramels, unwrapped (I used about 1 cup of Werther's.)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Cookie dough layer:

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate glaze:

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used canola oil)


  1. Preheat oven to 325º, line an 8×8 inch pan with non-stick foil or use regular foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Prepare the brownie batter. Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl. Mix in cocoa powder and salt. Add vanilla and eggs and mix until smooth. Mix in flour until incorporated. Spread brownie batter in prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  3. In microwave safe bowl, add caramels and heavy cream. Microwave for 60 seconds, stir, then repeat at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Pour caramel mixture over brownie layer. Put the pan in the fridge to chill until cookie dough layer is ready.
  4. Prepare cookie dough layer. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and heavy cream. Add flour and salt and mix until incorporated. Stir in mini chocolate chips. When caramel layer is firm, carefully spread the cookie dough on top.
  5. Prepare chocolate glaze. In a microwave safe bowl combine chocolate chocolate and oil. Microwave for 60 seconds, then stop and stir. Repeat using 30 second intervals till melted and smooth. Spread chocolate over cookie dough layer. Chill for easier cutting. Serve at room temperature.


Adapted from Creme De La Crumb blog.

Cut with  a hot dry knife before serving. Keep refrigerated in one layer as the caramel layer will start to ooze as these come to room temperature.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g


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32 comments on “Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars”

  1. These look SO good. So not diet-friendly but SO GOOD. You’re in Ohio too! Maybe we’ll run into each other someday!

  2. Oh no you did not. These look absolutely out of this world! Definitely stealing the show at any and every holiday party with these bad boys in tow!

  3. very decadent amazing job with perfect cuts!

  4. These look so incredibly decadent and amazing! So many layers of goodness.

  5. What better time to go decadent that the holidays? These look wonderful! What a sweet virtual shower!

  6. It’s amazing how we’ve followed each other along major life events! So happy we are celebrating Kayle today. These bars are AMAZING!! Each layer is a delightful surprise.

  7. They look sinfully delicious and decadent! Love those wonderful layers.

  8. This has totally made my day!!! You guys are the absolute best. I’m so happy and touched! And I LOVE the theme lol. These bars are definitely up my alley, soooo decadent! I wish this shower could’ve been in person so I could’ve eaten one of each of these treats!

  9. You are still the master of perfectly cut treats! These bars look amazing and even though it’s early in the morning, I’d still eat more than my share if they were in front of me:@)

  10. Wow! How fitting that it is called billionaire bars. Looks decadent! So the cookie dough is raw?

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