Whole Grain Cookie Dough Bars

Holy cannoli!

Don’t look any further if you don’t want your mind BLOWN by the gooey-ness of these.

It WILL blow your mind.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!!!


They taste just like cookie dough….but better!

Plus, I didn’t feel QUITE as bad eating a few bites since they are made with some whole wheat flour! 😉


There is absolutely NO butter in this recipe.


How awesome is that?!?

That just means you can have two with your glass of milk, right???

Whole Grain Cookie Dough Bars

adapted from Taste and Tell


  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + 1/4 cup chocolate chips for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Set aside a 9″ x 9″ pan covered in parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flours and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. In a larger bowl, stir together the eggs, brown sugar, sugar, canola oil, and vanilla extract until well combined. It’s a good upper body workout! 😉
  5. Stir in the flour mixture until well combined.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the dough into the prepared pan, spreading evenly along the bottom of the pan.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top.
  9. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.


  1. Oh no. These are begging to be made. But with more whole wheat! This is definitely something I’d inhale in 30 minutes by myself so I’m going to wait for a special occasion. They’re so gooey! I’m happy you’re back to loving chocolate. 🙂

    And I also love that it uses oil. Yay!

  2. These look unbelievable…that first picture is just driving me over the edge right now, I want chocolate! I love that they’re made with canola oil instead of butter – but do you think using applesauce for 1/2 cup (or more) of the oil would really alter the texture here? I know applesauce can make things denser or gummy, not sure if that would be a bad thing here or if I should just stick to oil.

    I need a glass of milk just looking at the pics…yum.

  3. oh my lord..these are just too amazing looking to not make this weekend. the weather people are calling for snow and i’d love to have a piping hot brownie bar with a large glass of milk to wish away the snow!!

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    1. I’d imagine so. Less oil, means less gooey-ness. I’d love to know how they turn out if you try it! Let me know! 😀

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