Holiday baking is a tradition in our house. In fact, my kids ask me nearly every day if we can do some baking. But when it comes to the holidays, I know that time is short. There are lots of things going on and you can't really spend a lot of time baking up a complicated recipe. That's why I love these Easy Christmas Cookie Cake Bars. They are made using a supermarket shortcut, so they are perfect for this busy season. You might also love this Santa Hat Dessert.
Why easy Christmas sugar cookie bars are awesome
These cookie bars could not be easier to make. They are great for when you are entertaining over the holidays or if your child's class is having a holiday party. These Christmas bars use a boxed cake mix as the base, which makes the recipe super simple. The cake mix replaces the flour and granulated sugar typically used in a recipe like this.
- Yellow Cake Mix
- Vanilla Pudding Mix
- Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Melted Butter
- Red & Green Chocolate Candies or M&M candy
How to make cake mix cookie bars
This is a great recipe for kids to help make since it is not very complicated. To start, heat oven to 300 degrees.
Next, add the milk to the bowl.
Pour in the melted butter.
Mix the ingredients well. You can use a stand mixer or a hand held electric mixer. Then add the chocolate chips to the batter.
What candy can I use in cookie bars?
Since it is Christmas, we want to make these cookie bars a little festive. That can be done by adding some red and green chocolate candies. You can use red and green M&Ms or these Hershey's chocolate candies which I give my kids every year as a stocking stuffer.
Mix all of the ingredients together until the candy and chocolate chips have been evenly distributed.
How long do cookie bars take to bake?
Fold the cookie dough into baking dish sprayed with cooking spray or one lined with parchment paper and bake at 300 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Let the bars cool before slicing, so the heated chocolate does not spread. Slice and serve.
Christmas Cookie Cake Bars
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Pour cake & pudding mix into a large mixing bowl.
- Add 2 eggs.
- Pour in the butter & milk.
- Mix well.
- Add the chocolate chips & red & green chocolate candies.
- Mix well.
- Fold into a nonstick or silicon baking dish and cook at 300 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool before slicing so the heated chocolate does not spread.
- Serve & enjoy!
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 4-5 days. You can also freeze them by wrapping them in plastic wrap and placing in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Sure! Store bought vanilla frosting works well. You can also use your favorite frosting recipe. If you are frosting these, add some festive Christmas sprinkles on top.
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