A cookie dough bar with a truffle topping is stacked on top of a bowl of Circus Animal Cookies

Circus Animal Cookie Dough Truffle Bars


These eggless cookie dough bars are filled with Circus Animal Cookies and sprinkles. These Circus Animal Cookie Dough Bars are topped with a white chocolate ganache for that perfect truffle finish.


For the cookie dough

  • 1 1/2 cups Circus Animal cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles

For the truffle

  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles


  1. For the cookie dough: Empty Circus Animal cookies into a large Ziploc bag. Use a rolling pin to gently crush cookies into small pieces. You want a mix of crumbs and large chunks of cookies.
  2. Allow butter to come to room temperature.
  3. Combine butter and both sugars in a medium-sized bowl. Mix with a handheld mixer until smooth. All chunks of sugar and butter should be broken up.
  4. Add flour and salt. Mix just until combined. Mixture will be crumbly.
  5. Add vanilla extract and milk. Mix until dough is soft. Add crushed cookies and sprinkles last.
  6. Line a 9×9” pan with parchment paper or tin foil, and wrap over the top edge. Empty the cookie dough into the pan and gently press dough into the pan with your fingers.
  7. For the truffle layer: In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips with heavy cream. Microwave on high for 90 seconds. Remove bowl from microwave (careful, it’s hot!). Whisk together until chocolate starts to melt.
  8. Pour melted chocolate over top of cookie dough. Top with additional sprinkles.
  9. Leave on the counter for at least 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to cool then refrigerate until firm.
  10. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before serving. Lift parchment paper out of pan and cut bars into squares.