Oreo Red Velvet Cookie Bars

Oreo Red Velvet Cookie Bars – an easy blondie recipe full of red velvet cookie flavor filled with Oreos and chocolate!

Oreo Red Velvet Cookie Bars - this easy blondie recipe is full of red velvet flavor AND Oreos and chocolate!

It’s been a rough week you guys. A this time last week I was heading to San Francisco to host a girls weekend with some of my favorite blogger friends. I spent the weekend showing off my favorite city, eating way too much food and overindulging on martinis. This week has been spent on rather mundane things like house duties and, well, work. BORING: I’d rather be spending my days lunching with the ladies and talking about, well, anything but doing what I have to be doing.

Is it me, or is that pretty much the definition of being an adult? Doing things we have to do all day long instead of things we want to do? Tween drama aside, being a kid was way easier. Although I think that maybe being an adult can be more fun, especially when you get to spend weekends with women you consider like sisters.

That all is a long winded way of saying that my brain still won’t work right after my weekend and I’m just trying to buy time writing something interesting today…so let’s talk about these bars before you completely get fed up and click away, mmkay?

Oreo Red Velvet Cookie Bars - this easy blondie recipe is full of red velvet flavor AND Oreos and chocolate!

I made these bars a few weeks ago for a friend. She LOVES red velvet and needed a little pick-me-up, so I whipped up this easy recipe for her. I decided to post it today because it’s her birthday…and I know she’d love it if I made these again for her. (I’ll probably make some other red velvet goodie for her…like a cupcake or a cheesecake bar.)

These cookie bars start with my favorite blondie base. I made them into red velvet like I did with my red velvet blondies by adding some cocoa and red food coloring. They’re super gooey and thick and rich and they have the perfect touch of red velvet flavor.

I decided that they also needed chocolate because, duh, doesn’t everything need chocolate? A healthy dose of chopped Oreos gets added to the batter and then I sprinkle them with chocolate chips before baking. The result: an ooey gooey Oreo red velvet cookie bar that’s also super chocolatey!

Oreo Red Velvet Cookie Bars - this easy blondie recipe is full of red velvet flavor AND Oreos and chocolate!

These are perfect for a party, for holiday giving, or because it’s Thursday and you need a little something to get you to the weekend. 🙂

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Oreo Red Velvet Cookie Bars

Oreo Red Velvet Cookie Bars – an easy blondie recipe full of red velvet cookie flavor filled with Oreos and chocolate!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Cream brown sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Add cocoa, baking powder, salt, and flour and mix. Carefully mix in red food coloring, then stir in chopped cookies.
  3. Press into prepared pan (dough is sticky, spray your hands with cooking spray to avoid it sticking to your hands). Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  4. Bake or about 22-24 minutes. (Be careful not to overcook – the center will still be jiggly when you take these out of the oven and they will finish cooking and firming up as they cool.) Cool completely before slicing into squares.
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21 comments

  1. Adulthood is definitely a series of doing things we don’t want to. Case in point: I’m driving 22 miles this morning to a training class. For which I had to do lots of homework. Seriously not happy. Martinis in SF sounds about 10 bazillion times better!
    These also make me very happy. Such chewy goodness. I’m sure your friend is super appreciative!

  2. You had me at red velvet. These look incredible!

  3. As I wake up at 5am some days to go to the gym before work, I can’t help but to think to myself that adulting is a lot less pleasant than childhood. Or even college-hood. Those were the days – wake up late, go to the gym when you want and do homework and go to class only once or twice a day. To be young again!

    These bars look like they’d do a great job at easing anyone into adulthood 🙂

  4. I’ve already been on another trip and back since ours together. It’s been such a whirlwind week for me that I want to sit on the couch and eat about 5 of these gorgeous bars!

  5. You need a vacation to recoup from your vacation. 🙂

  6. :O These look so perfect! I will definitely be trying these out!

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  7. So great, and I love that they don’t start with a cake mix. Not that there is anything wrong with that but I just like that its all from scratch! Your SF trip looked sooo fun!! XO

  8. Oh wow these bars look ah-mazing!!! Totally need to make these! Hmmmm…maybe tomorrow! And loooooove San Francisco. I always try to sneak a day trip over there every month or so. 

  9. It’s hard getting back to regular things after a fun weekend!  These are so fun!

  10. These re in the oven now and smell amazing! I am sure they will taste as good as they smell!

  11. These look incredible! I like to red velvet a lot of my desserts *guilty*

  12. Would it be ok to use additional chopped Oreos on the top instead of the chocolate chips? This would be for those of us that are addicted to Oreos and would also leave less in the package to binge on later….LOL! These would be festive for the holiday season too! My Mom always made me a Red Velvet cake for my birthday. I can now return the favor and baker her some bars…thanks Dorothy!

  13. The timing for this recipe was perfect! My son’s girlfriend loves red velvet and oreos, and her birthday is this week. I made them for her, and she loved them. Thanks for the recipe!

  14. OMGosh these are delicious! Your friend is a very lucky girl! 😉 

  15. I am eager to preview your pie cookbook.  

  16. Hello dear
    Your cookies recipe is good I need one favour of you can you please help me out?
    We don’t eat egg is there any optional thing which i can use n how much I can use for it?
    Your reply is valueable to me.
    Thanks

    Regards
    Janvi Jain

  17. Oh wow that looks tasty.

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