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Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars

March 30, 2015Teresa

Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars are so much fun. I’m a funfetti and sprinkles girl. Really. I love bling on clothes and shoes and I certainly love it on food as well. 🙂 So anytime it’s in cakes, pies, cookies, pancakes or other desserts I’m all for it. Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars have plenty of funfetti sprinkles in the brownie part and then they’re sprinkled on top of the fudgy frosting as well. Drool. Sigh. So I’m all for ’em!

I made some goodies last month to take to my dentist’s office and my hair stylist, as well as giving some to John to take to friends. The cookie portion is half brownie-like and half cake-like in texture. The simple, fudgy frosting is so mouthwatering it makes this lovely cookie-bar incredibly special. If you’re a funfetti lover like I am, you too, will love these bars and find it difficult not licking all the icing off the sides of the baking dish after you remove them from the pan.

I made two double batches of this recipe and I was really glad I had someone else to give these to, or I might have eaten a LOT more than I should have! I do have a few suggestions if you’re making a double batch like I did: Add an additional stick of butter and an egg for the cookie portion so that the mixture isn’t too dry or crumbly. This will enable the ingredients to adhere together better and not fall apart after baking.

If you’re looking for a scrumptious brownie-type recipe, then Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars should be next on your list. You’ll enjoy the addition of funfetti to the cookie as well as the fudgy icing. These delicious cookies are great for your next party no matter what kind of party it is. If you have chocolate lovers in your family, be assured these jewels will be downed with a glass of milk in no time. You may even have to make a second batch like I did.

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Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars are so fun and delightful to eat.

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The fudge frosting makes these bars special.

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If you dream of chocolate, fudge and funfetti, you’ll love Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars!

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Soften butter and place it in a mixing bowl. Add sugar, eggs, butter extract, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.

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Add vanilla.

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Cream ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add funfetti sprinkles.

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Mix ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Press ingredients into a greased 10×15″ glass baking dish.

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Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

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I used these ingredients to make the fudge frosting.

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Place chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat. Add sweetened condensed milk.

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Stir milk into chips and continue whisking until chocolate chips melt.

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Once the chocolate chips melt completely and mixture is smooth, remove from heat. Add vanilla and stir into icing.

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Spread fudge frosting quickly over top of the brownie layer.

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Sprinkle with funfetti and press down lightly with your hands to allow the funfetti to adhere to the fudge frosting.

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Cut the brownies into bars to serve.

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Don’t Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars look marvelous?

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Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars are filled with everything you love in a cookie. Chocolate and sprinkles! 🙂

Here’s the recipe.

FUNFETTI COOKIE FUDGE BARS

(Recipe adapted from Crazy For Crust)

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These lovely cookie bars are filled with funfetti and topped with an outstanding fudge frosting. If you enjoy chocolate and sprinkles, you'll love this dessert! Terrific for tailgating parties, backyard barbecues, Family Reunions and summer holiday fun.
Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delicious #funfetti #cookies have a scrumptious #fudge frosting on top. Terrific for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #chocolate #FunfettiCookie #FunfettiCookieFudgeBars #ChocolateDessert #FunfettiDessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delicious #funfetti #cookies have a scrumptious #fudge frosting on top. Terrific for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #chocolate #FunfettiCookie #FunfettiCookieFudgeBars #ChocolateDessert #FunfettiDessert
Instructions
  1. Soften butter in mixing bowl.
  2. Add sugar, eggs, 4 tsp. vanilla, butter extract, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.
  3. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add flour and 2/3 cup sprinkles.
  5. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
  6. Spray a 10x15” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  7. Press cookie mixture into prepared baking dish and press down well with your hand so ingredients will adhere well.
  8. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and cool bars completely.
  10. In a medium-sized saucepan over low to low-medium heat, melt chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.
  11. Stir or whisk continuously until chips melt.
  12. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  13. Working very quickly, spread fudge frosting over top of cooled bars with a rubber spatula until you’ve covered the entire surface.
  14. Sprinkle remaining sprinkles over top of the fudge frosting and press them into the icing slightly to adhere to the surface of the fudge.
  15. Refrigerate a few hours before cutting into bars.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I found the original cookie mixture too dry. It didn’t hold together well and was very crumbly. I have added an additional ½ cup of butter and 1 egg to bind the ingredients together better. I found these additions very helpful. You may also find it helpful to decrease the flour by 1/4 to 1/2 cup.

Recipe adapted from Crazy For Crust.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2014/02/funfetti-cookie-fudge-bars/” target=”_blank” title=”funfetti cookie fudge bars”]Crazy For Crust[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 32
These lovely cookie bars are filled with funfetti and topped with an outstanding fudge frosting.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 5 tsp.[url href=”http://www.mccormick.com/Spices-and-Flavors/Extracts-and-Food-Colors/Extracts/Pure-Vanilla-Extract” target=”_blank” title=”pure vanilla extract”] McCormick[/url] vanilla extract, divided use
  • 1 tsp. [url href=”http://www.durkee.com/productsearch?type=key&key=Search+by+Keyword&x=60&y=20″ target=”_blank” title=”durkee coconut extract”]Durkee[/url] butter extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 4 cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank” title=”gold medal flour”]Gold Medal [/url]UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6.25-oz. jar [url href=”http://www.wilton.com/” target=”_blank” title=”wilton sprinkles”]Wilton[/url] Rainbow Jimmie Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Soften butter in mixing bowl.
  2. Add sugar, eggs, 4 tsp. vanilla, butter extract, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.
  3. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add flour and 2/3 cup sprinkles.
  5. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
  6. Spray a 10×15” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  7. Press cookie mixture into prepared baking dish and press down well with your hand so ingredients will adhere well.
  8. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and cool bars completely.
  10. In a medium-sized saucepan over low to low-medium heat, melt chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.
  11. Stir or whisk continuously until chips melt.
  12. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  13. Working very quickly, spread fudge frosting over top of cooled bars with a rubber spatula until you’ve covered the entire surface.
  14. Sprinkle remaining sprinkles over top of the fudge frosting and press them into the icing slightly to adhere to the surface of the fudge.
  15. Refrigerate a few hours before cutting into bars.
 
Notes
I found the original cookie mixture a little dry. It didn’t hold together well and was very crumbly. I have added an additional ½ cup of butter and 1 egg to bind the ingredients together better. I found these additions very helpful.
Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delicious #funfetti #cookies have a scrumptious #fudge frosting on top. Terrific for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #chocolate #FunfettiCookie #FunfettiCookieFudgeBars #ChocolateDessert #FunfettiDessert

Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars are great treats for baby showers, tailgating parties or even holiday baking.

Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delicious #funfetti #cookies have a scrumptious #fudge frosting on top. Terrific for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #chocolate #FunfettiCookie #FunfettiCookieFudgeBars #ChocolateDessert #FunfettiDessert
Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delicious #funfetti #cookies have a scrumptious #fudge frosting on top. Terrific for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #chocolate #FunfettiCookie #FunfettiCookieFudgeBars #ChocolateDessert #FunfettiDessert

Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars are so delectable you won’t be able to stop at one!

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Print Recipe
Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These lovely cookie bars are filled with funfetti and topped with an outstanding fudge frosting. If you enjoy chocolate and sprinkles, you'll love this dessert! Terrific for tailgating parties, backyard barbecues, Family Reunions and summer holiday fun.
Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delicious #funfetti #cookies have a scrumptious #fudge frosting on top. Terrific for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #chocolate #FunfettiCookie #FunfettiCookieFudgeBars #ChocolateDessert #FunfettiDessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Funfetti Cookie Fudge Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delicious #funfetti #cookies have a scrumptious #fudge frosting on top. Terrific for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #chocolate #FunfettiCookie #FunfettiCookieFudgeBars #ChocolateDessert #FunfettiDessert
Instructions
  1. Soften butter in mixing bowl.
  2. Add sugar, eggs, 4 tsp. vanilla, butter extract, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.
  3. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add flour and 2/3 cup sprinkles.
  5. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
  6. Spray a 10x15” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  7. Press cookie mixture into prepared baking dish and press down well with your hand so ingredients will adhere well.
  8. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and cool bars completely.
  10. In a medium-sized saucepan over low to low-medium heat, melt chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.
  11. Stir or whisk continuously until chips melt.
  12. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  13. Working very quickly, spread fudge frosting over top of cooled bars with a rubber spatula until you’ve covered the entire surface.
  14. Sprinkle remaining sprinkles over top of the fudge frosting and press them into the icing slightly to adhere to the surface of the fudge.
  15. Refrigerate a few hours before cutting into bars.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I found the original cookie mixture too dry. It didn’t hold together well and was very crumbly. I have added an additional ½ cup of butter and 1 egg to bind the ingredients together better. I found these additions very helpful. You may also find it helpful to decrease the flour by 1/4 to 1/2 cup.

Recipe adapted from Crazy For Crust.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

4 Comments

  • NancyC

    March 30, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Yum–these cookie bars look wonderful, Teresa! Love that chocolate frosting! 🙂

    1. Teresa

      March 30, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      They really were tasty, Nancy. Sprinkles make everything better! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by.

  • Tamara Leigh

    March 30, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Oh those sprinkles! Reminds me of baking for my little boys 🙂

    1. Teresa

      March 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Yes, Tamara, aren’t they delightful? Love ’em.

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