What’s better than Oreos? Red velvet Oreo cookie bars, that’s what! These easy to make Valentine’s Day treats are a cinch to whip up and oh so tasty!
Red Velvet Oreo Cookie Bars: An Easy Valentine’s Day Treat
Valentine’s Day Party Alternative
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I know my kids are looking forward to some sweet treats. But since we’re homeschooling this year due to current events, they’re going to be missing out on the fun Valentine’s Day class parties they get while in public school. Of course, I’m going to make it fun! One of the things we’re going to do is whip up these easy and so fun to make Valentine’s Day treats!
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Who to share these with
These cookie bars don’t take too long to make and don’t use too many ingredients either! You can easily whip these up from scratch in less than an hour. They are great to make with kids for an easy kitchen activity. (Home ec anyone?!) Plus they’re a sweet gift to share with friends or drop off on a neighbor’s porch! Make these, let them cool & then wrap them up with a cute note. You’ll love sharing them and your neighbors will love snacking on them! Work in an office? Wrapping these up individually and share away! These are a great, easy valentine’s day treats for the office.
These cookie bars are so good, so don’t expect them to last too long! Keep them in an airtight container, preferably in the fridge. They’ll last 3-4 days and also stay perfectly firm that way! You can make the bars ahead and freeze them, but don’t frost them if before freezing.
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Whip them up!
Red Velvet Oreo Cookie bars
Prep time 15 minutes
Bake time 25 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
3 ¼ C flour
¼ C Hershey Cocoa powder
½ tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
1 ½ C Sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp red gel food coloring
16 oreos, chopped into small pieces
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 – 8oz cream cheese, softened
½ C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
3 ½ C Powdered sugar
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
5 tbsp Heavy whipping cream
1 C Valentines Day Sprinkles
½ C chopped oreos
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper
Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder
Using a large bowl and hand mixer, cream together the butter and
powdered sugar until light and fluffy
Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined
Add in + beat the red food coloring
Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined
Fold in half of the oreos into the dough
Press dough into the pan and sprinkle the remaining oreos on top
Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
Allow to cool completely
Cream cheese frosting
Using a standing mixer, beat together until creamy the cream cheese,
butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and heavy whipping cream until creamy
and stiff peaks
Spread the frosting evenly onto the bars
Sprinkle the Valentines Days sprinkles and chopped oreos onto the frosting
Cut into bars and enjoy!
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