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Easy Cookie Bar Recipe

With only four ingredients, this is an easy cookie bar recipe perfect for Valentine’s day.

Switch up the candies to make the cookie bars fit any occasion.

Valentine's Day Cookie Bars

The magic of this recipe is that you need four simple ingredients.

That’s how we roll, my friends.

Surprise visitors? Receive a Valentine you didn’t expect? Last minute date night?

Events like that are why we love to have easy cookie recipes up our digital sleeves.

Make some to surprise a neighbor or send the kids off to give some to their friends.

No reason necessary to whip up a batch of delicious cookie bars.

Easy Cookie Bar Recipe for any holiday

Make some for your next girls’ night in or a movie night.

Making cookies into bars is a simple way to change them up a bit.

Use different candies for unique flavor combos, as well.

Try these salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars, too!

More ideas for Valentine’s day cookies:

Yield: 16 squares

Easy Cookie Bar Recipe

easy cookie bar recipe

Switch up the color of M&Ms to make this cookie bar recipe for any occasion. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes


  • 1 pouch sugar cookie mix, 6.25 oz, makes 12 cookies sugar cookie mix
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Valentine's Day M&Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a square 8×8 baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Add cookie mix to a mixing bowl and stir in butter and egg. Mixture may be stiff.
  4. Stir in half of the candies.
  5. Spread into prepared pan and press firmly. Pro tip: Put your hand in the inside of a plastic sandwich bag and then spray the bag with nonstick cooking spray. That's how you easily flatten the dough into the pan.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining candies.
  7. Bake for 14 minutes or until edges are brown.
  8. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting into 16 squares.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 square

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 766Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 462mgCarbohydrates: 99gFiber: 3gSugar: 54gProtein: 8g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Cookie bars with Valentine's Day colored candies

Who will you make this easy cookie bar recipe for? 

Elizabeth Resch

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

This looks delicious and easy for kids to help with.


Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

These look so cool! I must try them for Valentine's Day this year.

Sarah L

Sunday 21st of January 2018

I like easy recipes like this. Nice to just change up the candies for different occasions.


Sunday 21st of January 2018

gonna have to try these.

Janet W.

Thursday 18th of January 2018

What a delicious treat! I'd love to make this for my grandsons to enjoy! Very festive, too!

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