Patriotic Cookie Cake Bars

by Heather

When it comes to satisfying our sweet tooth cravings, the dessert world never fails to surprise us with innovative creations. One such delightful treat that has been gaining immense popularity in recent years is the beloved cookie cake bars. Combining the best of both worlds – cookies and cake – these delectable bars offer a unique and irresistible indulgence. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons behind the rising popularity of cookie cake bars and discover why they have become a must-have dessert for various occasions.

The Perfect Fusion: Cookies and Cakes Unite

Cookie cake bars offer a delightful blend of two beloved desserts – cookies and cakes. By combining the chewy texture of a cookie with the softness and richness of a cake, these bars provide a unique taste experience that is hard to resist. The result is a mouthwatering treat that satisfies both cookie lovers and cake enthusiasts, making it a versatile dessert option.

Convenience and Portability

One of the factors contributing to the popularity of cookie cake bars is their convenience and portability. Unlike traditional cakes, which require slicing and serving, cookie cake bars are pre-portioned and ready to enjoy. This makes them ideal for events, parties, or even as an on-the-go snack. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or looking for a quick treat, these bars offer a hassle-free solution.

Versatile Flavors and Combinations

Cookie cake bars come in a wide variety of flavors and combinations, allowing for endless creativity. From classic chocolate chip and double chocolate to more adventurous options like salted caramel or red velvet, there’s a flavor to suit every taste preference. Moreover, you can find cookie cake bars with additional toppings, such as nuts, candies, or frosting, adding an extra layer of indulgence. The versatility in flavors and combinations ensures there’s always something new and exciting to try.

Customization and Personalization

One of the unique aspects of cookie cake bars is the ability to customize and personalize them according to different occasions. These bars can be decorated with icing, sprinkles, or even personalized messages, making them a popular choice for birthdays, anniversaries, or other special events. The flexibility to tailor the appearance and message of the bars allows them to become a centerpiece and a delicious way to celebrate.

Social Media and Visual Appeal

In the age of social media, aesthetics play a significant role in driving food trends, and cookie cake bars are no exception. Their vibrant colors, beautiful designs, and visually appealing layers make them highly Instagrammable. When people share mouthwatering images of these bars on platforms like Instagram or Pinterest, it sparks curiosity and increases their popularity, driving more people to try them.

The rising popularity of cookie cake bars can be attributed to their perfect fusion of cookies and cakes, convenience and portability, versatile flavors, customization options, and their visually appealing nature. These delicious treats have captured the hearts and taste buds of dessert enthusiasts worldwide, becoming a staple at various events and celebrations. Whether you’re looking to indulge in a delightful treat or surprise your loved ones with a personalized dessert, cookie cake bars are sure to bring joy and satisfy your sweet cravings in the most delicious way possible. Courtesy of this popularity and the deliciousness that is cookie cake bars, we are excited to share our recipe!



Cake Mix ( Yellow or White)

M&Ms (Red, White & Blue Mix)

Chocolate Chips


Butter (Melted)

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.




Cut. Eat. ENJOY!


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Serves 10 to 12

Patriotic Cookie Cake Bars

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 Box of Cake Mix (Yellow or White)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 5 TBSP Melted Butter
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips
  • 2 cups M&Ms (Red, White and Blue Mix)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 9 x 13 pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, melted butter, and box of cake mix.
  4. Add chocolate chips and M&Ms and mix until combined.
  5. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

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Lauryn R June 28, 2023 - 5:01 pm
This is such a great idea, and so easy too! I will definitely have to make some of these with my kids. Thanks for sharing!
Brittany Gilley June 28, 2023 - 6:26 pm
what a fun idea!
Adriane June 28, 2023 - 7:10 pm
They look like an explosion of yummy
Patrick Cadette June 28, 2023 - 11:41 pm
Sweet tooth heaven
Terri Quick June 29, 2023 - 11:57 pm
Look so yummy
jason jennings June 30, 2023 - 7:47 pm
great idea
Debbie P June 30, 2023 - 11:35 pm
These look yummy and very festive!
Maria Egan July 1, 2023 - 12:22 pm
The perfect treat while staying up late and watching the fireworks show.
MICHAEL A LAW July 4, 2023 - 7:12 am
Those look absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Jodi Hunter July 6, 2023 - 12:56 pm
These look so very yummy.

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