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Red Velvet Cookie Bars Using Cake Mix

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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. 

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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?

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What is red velvet?

Res velvet baked goods are a shade of red. It typically has a base containing cocoa powder, buttermilk and vinegar.

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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
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Ingredients 

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

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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.

red velvet cookie bar dough in a baking pan

5 – Bake for 20 -25 minutes, being careful not to overtake. Check with a toothpick to see if batter is baked through.

baked red velvet cookie bars in a baking pan

6 – Let cool to room temperature and cut into bars. Enjoy!

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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.

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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.

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Calories per serving (1 bar): 133

Yield: 24 Servings

Red Velvet Cookie Bars Using Cake Mix

red velvet cookie bars stacked

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 158mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Emily Flint

Monday 1st of February 2021

I love these lightened-up bars, I will be making them again for Valentine's Day!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Thanks, Emily. I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

Dannii

Monday 1st of February 2021

This is one of my favourite cakes, so I love this low calories version.

simplylowcal

Monday 1st of February 2021

Thanks, Dannii. I hope you enjoy them. :)

Helen

Monday 1st of February 2021

What a great recipe for Valentine's Day. They look fantastic.

simplylowcal

Monday 1st of February 2021

Thanks, Helen. :)

Carrie Robinson

Monday 1st of February 2021

These would make the perfect sweet treat for Valentine's Day! :) And I love that they are less guilt too.

simplylowcal

Monday 1st of February 2021

Thanks, Carrie. :)

Wanda

Monday 1st of February 2021

I love quick and easy recipes especially when I've forgotten to make something for the kids lunches or a school function! These look fantastic!

simplylowcal

Monday 1st of February 2021

Thanks, Wanda. :)

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