Valentine’s Day Cookie Bars {Kids in the Kitchen}

Valentine's Day Cookie Bars {Kids in the Kitchen}

Valentine’s Day Cookie Bars {Kids in the Kitchen} 

Valentine’s Day is almost here!  You still have some time to get the kids in the kitchen and whip up some of these yummy Valentine’s Day Cookie Bars.  These cookie bars will make a fantastic present for someone special in your lives.  Get ready to share your love in my favorite way – with baked goods 🙂

This recipe is one that I have shared many times – it is a basic brown sugar cookie recipe that is perfect to be used for Chocolate Chip Cookies or with any other mix in.  For these yummy treats we used a bag of Valentine’s M&M’s.

M&M Valentine's Cookie Bars
Yields 24
Festive Valentine's Day Dipped Cookie Bars
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  1. 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  5. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  6. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 tbs vanilla
  9. 1 package (12 oz) M&M's (or whatever kind of candy you would like to use)
  10. 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional – I never use nuts)
  11. Red Wilton Candy Melts
  12. Pink Wilton Candy Melts
  13. Valentine's Day Sprinkles
  1. Preheat the oven to 375º
  2. Spray a 9"x13" pan with baking spray
  3. Add the butter and sugar to the mixer and blend until fluffy
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix
  5. Next add the baking soda, salt and flour - mix until fully blended
  6. Add the M&M's and gently mix
  7. Use a spatula and put all of the dough into the greased pan - spread evenly
  8. Bake roughly 25-30 minutes until fully cooked
  9. Cool for 5 minutes in pan
  10. Remove from pan and cool completely on cooling rack
  11. Cut the rectangular cookie cake into stripes (roughly 24 bars- depending on how wide you cut them)
  12. Heat the candy melts according to the package directions
  13. Lay out a piece of wax paper
  14. Once the candy melts are fully melted dip one end of the cookie bar
  15. Place the dipped cookie bar on the wax paper, add Valentine's sprinkles
  16. Repeat until all bars are dipped and decorated
Adapted from The Cookie Cookbook
Adapted from The Cookie Cookbook
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Valentine's Day Cookie Bars {Kids in the Kitchen}

 The kids love helping in the kitchen – I’m not sure if its spending time with me or just getting to eat raw cookie dough!  For this project they helped measure the ingredients to make the cookie dough.  After the cookie cake was baked and I cut it into bars the kids came back to help dip the cookie bars and decorate them.

Wrap a few of these up in a Valentine’s Day goodie bag and make someone’s day a little brighter.


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