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Valentine Cookie Bars

There’s something special about making and sharing homemade treats with friends and family. If you’re looking for a delicious, easy-to-make dessert to celebrate the upcoming holiday of love, then look no further than these Valentine cookie bars!

These yummy bars are sure to be a hit with everyone in your family. Plus, they’re super simple to make and don’t require any fancy baking skills. Read on for the full recipe!

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to make some delicious treats, like chewy m&m cookie bars! With their gooey centers and crunchy edges, you’ll impress your friends and loved ones with your baking skills.

To make them, all you need is a box of yellow cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, chocolate chips and valentine themed M&M’s for decoration. Combine everything together and stir in the m&ms for an extra decadent treat that can be enjoyed by everyone.

These decorated cookie bars are sure to spread the love this season. Consider serving them with a Valentine punch for a delicious and fun Valentine’s Day celebration.

How long do valentine’s bars last?

These chewy M&M valentine cookie bars are an indulgent treat that you can enjoy for a surprisingly long time! Not only do these delicious treats contain creamy melted chocolate and crunchy valentine candies, but they can last all the way up to a whole month when kept refrigerated!

So, next time you’re looking for something special to bake, why not make them into chewy M&M cookie bars? It’s sure to please everyone in the room – and it’s so easy that anyone could do it. Plus, once your party is over, you don’t have to worry about wasting these valentine treats as they’ll still be good up two or three weeks after baking.

If you’re on a mission to make valentine cookie bars as delicious as possible, freezing chewy m&m cookie bars is definitely something to consider. They taste fresh and moist straight from the freezer, making them an especially delicious and delightful treat. And don’t worry about losing the chewy texture; freezing doesn’t add any extra crispiness to the cookies. With just a few steps, you can enjoy cakemix valentine bars that are both easy to make and deliciously satisfying.

If you’re looking for valentine cookie bars that take the classic chewy m&m bars to the next level, try adding some fun extra ingredients! Consider adding something creamy like white chocolate chips or a swirl of peanut butter. To add a hint of tartness for contrast, try mixing in chopped cranberries or raspberries. For an extra crunchy surprise inside every bite, mix in some pretzel pieces and fancy valentine sprinkles!

An added bonus? Adding different ingredients packs more flavor complexity into your valentine cookie bars. Get creative with unique ingredient combinations; that way, no two batches are ever alike!

Decorating chewy m&m cookie bars is just another way to kick off your valentine celebrations. You can make them even more exciting by adding valentine themed sprinkles and colorful valentine-shaped cookie cutters!

To top it all off, try drizzling each bar with some white chocolate or melted valentine-themed candy melts and a pinch of sea salt. All you have to do is warm up the oven and get creative! The possibilities are endless when it comes to the decorating options for these delicious valentine cookie bars.

Adding oil to batter to make cookie bars

If love had a flavor, it would most certainly resemble these valentine cookie bars! Baking valentine cookie bars is the perfect project to show your special someone how much you care. Not only are valentine cookie bars delicious and sweet, but they are fun to make too!

To start, preheat your oven to 350°F and line a 9×11-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Assemble the valentine cookie bars by mixing together Betty Crocker vanilla cake mix, creaming in eggs and vegetable oil in another bowl, adding dry ingredients to that same bowl until combined, then finally folding in the M&M’s.

cookie bar recipe ingredients

Spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan evenly and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown on top. Enjoy eating your valentine creation of love right away or store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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Valentine Cookie Bars

Valentine Cookie Bars

Valentine cookie bars are sweet treats made with love - and they just happen to be even better with M&M's! The combination of crunchy, chewy and chocolately textures is simply irresistible. Not only do these valentine cookie bars look cute and festive, but they also taste amazing!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • M&Ms for decoration


    Pre-heat oven 350 degrees.

    In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil & chocolate chips.

    Pour into a  9 x 11 non-stick or silicone pan.

    Place the m&ms on top.

    Bake for 15 minutes.

    Slice into squares.

    Serve & enjoy.


You will need 3 oz M&M's to stir into the recipe.

Save 24 M&M's to push into top before baking.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4.2gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 264mgCarbohydrates: 38gNet Carbohydrates: 37gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 24gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 2.2g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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