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Red velvet cookie bars using cake mix are the perfect Valentine treat. The batter is lightened up a bit, but still has the same great sweet taste you expect from a cookie bar.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a red and white cookie bar?
This is a fun holiday to celebrate for adults and kids, and these red velvet cookie bars using cake mix are loved by both as well.
Made with a box mix, but doctored up to be lightened up a bit. Plus who doesn’t like white chocolate with red velvet?
What is red velvet?
Res velvet baked goods are a shade of red. It typically has a base containing cocoa powder, buttermilk and vinegar.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat
- Loved by adults and kids
- Made with a box mix for less fuss
- Lightened up a bit to be lower in calories
What you’ll need to make this recipe.
- Red velvet cake mix
- Sugar free vanilla pudding mix
- Canola oil
- Plain Greek yogurt
- White chocolate chips
How to make this recipe
1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray.
2 – Place cake mix and pudding mix in a medium sized bowl and stir together.
3 – Add oil, water, Greek yogurt, and eggs. Stir together to combine.
4 – Spread batter into the bottom of the baking pan, smoothing to make it even. The batter will be thick.
5 – Bake for 20 -25 minutes, being careful not to overtake. Check with a toothpick to see if batter is baked through.
6 – Let cool to room temperature and cut into bars. Enjoy!
How do I store my homemade cookie bars?
Let the cookie bars cool completely. Place bars in an airtight container, with wax paper between layers so the bars don’t stick together.
Can I freeze homemade cookie bars?
Yes! Wrap cooled cookie bars tightly in aluminums foil before freezing, or place cookies in freezer safe bags, placing wax paper between layers. Squeeze out any excess air and seal closed. Stored properly, cookie bars should last up to 3 months in the freezer.
Calories per serving (1 bar): 133
- 15.25 ounce red velvet cake mix
- 1 ounce package sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup white chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray.
2. Place cake mix and pudding mix in a medium sized bowl and stir together.
3. Add oil, water, Greek yogurt, and eggs. Stir together to combine.
4. Spread batter into the bottom of the baking pan, smoothing to make it even. The batter will be thick.
5. Bake for 20 -25 minutes, being careful not to overtake. Check with a toothpick to see if batter is baked through.
6. Let cool to room temperature and cut into bars. Enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 158mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g
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