Everything’s better with sprinkles right? Celebrate your next occasion with confetti cookie bars! It’s a cookie bar baked with sprinkles and covered with frosting and even more sprinkles.
Last weekend was the third annual food blogger bake sale for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger. Food bloggers gathered in various locations across the country to hold bake sales. I was with the team in Westfield, NJ. It was a great success thanks to all the bloggers that made baked goods and Amber who led the NJ team.
My contribution? Well, I made my recipe for Salted Caramel Walnut Brownies which I also made for last year’s bake sale and these Confetti Cookie Bars. Or maybe you want to call them Funfetti Cookie Bars but Funfetti is actually a trademark name by Pillsbury. Little fun fact for you.
Anyhoo, this cookie bar is like a chocolate chip cookie bar only with sprinkles instead of chips and it’s covered in icing. I used my favorite sprinkles brand which you can read more about in my post, Perfect Sprinkles. Aren’t they pretty?
And finally I must say thanks to my sis, for creating some awesome packaging labels…
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For the bars
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup sprinkles, or more if you like
For the Glaze
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 4-6 tsp milk
For the bars
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9 by 13 inch pan by coating with butter and lining it with parchment. (I happen to use two 8x8 pans) Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
- In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Slowly add the eggs, yolk, and vanilla until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the sprinkles to evenly distribute.
- Spread the batter into the pan. It will be thick. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack and cut into squares.
For the Glaze
- In a large bowl mix the lemon juice and milk into the sugar until you make a thick paste. If it's too thick add some more milk.
- Use a spoon or piping bag to cover the top of each bar with the glaze. Add the sprinkles over the top. The glaze will dry and become harder on top.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 68mg Sodium: 266mg Carbohydrates: 61g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 43g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g