EASY Red Velvet Bars

"These red velvet bars are made with white chocolate chips and a cream cheese frosting on top. They are like a soft sugar cookie bar made with a hint of cocoa powder perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas or whenever you need a pretty treat to eat!"

- Boston Girl Bakes

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

key ingredient


For the bars – all purpose flour – unsweet­ened cocoa powder – salt – bak­ing pow­der – unsalted but­ter softened – granulated sugar – large eggs – vanilla extract – red food coloring – white chocolate chips For the frosting – cream cheese – unsalted butter – powdered sugar – vanilla extract

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Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe


16 Bars



total time

40 Minutes

prep time

20 Minutes

1. Make the cookie bars Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Lightly grease or line 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper.


2. Make the cookie bars In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.


3. Make the cookie bars In a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or you can use a hand mixer, on medium high speed, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.


4. Make the cookie bars Add in eggs, one a time, and beat until thoroughly combined. Beat in vanilla, and food coloring until combined.


5. Make the cookie bars Add the flour mixture until a soft dough forms. With a wooden spoon, or spatula, stir in the white chocolate chips to combine.


6. Make the cookie bars Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the prepared pan into an even layer.


7. Make the cookie bars Bake for about 20 minutes until the edges start to pull away from the sides and a toothpick entered into the center comes out clean Remove from the oven and allow to completely cool in pan before frosting.


1. Make the cream cheese frosting  In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and combined, about 2-3 minutes.


2. Make the cream cheese frosting   Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat to combine on low speed. Scrape down bowl as needed.


3. Make the cream cheese frosting   Add vanilla and beat to combine.


4. Make the cream cheese frosting   Frost the top of the bars and enjoy!


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