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Red Velvet Cookie Bars

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Red Velvet Cookie Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 12
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Cookie bars get a Valentine's Day makeover with this decadent-yet-oh-so-easy treat.
By Jocelyn Delk Adams
Updated Jun 25, 2021

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    With lightly floured fingers, break up cookie dough into pan; press evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER PRESSING DOUGH IN PAN WITH FLOURED FINGERS.)
  • 3
    Bake 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven; cool 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cake mix, melted butter and eggs with whisk until well combined.
  • 4
    Spread cake batter evenly over partially baked crust. Return to oven; bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 5
    Cut cooled bars into 4 rows by 3 rows; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    These bars can be served plain or with powdered sugar. To create a darling heart shape in the middle of each bar, simply cut out a one-inch heart from a piece of parchment paper or paper towel, lay it in the middle of a bar, and coat with powdered sugar using a sieve. Quickly remove the heart stencil and repeat for each bar.
  • tip 2
    You can also make the bars even more decadent by spreading on a layer of cream cheese frosting.
  • tip 3
    If you want to make a tray of thinner bars, spread the ingredients in a wider pan or halve the recipe using the same size pan but bake for less time.

Nutrition Information

410 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 53g Total Carbohydrate, 30g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
21%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
30g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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