Funfetti Cookie Dough Bars

by Erin

I received complimentary product samples from #BacktoSchoolTreats sponsors companies to aid in the creation of my recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Sometimes you just need some raw cookie dough with your cookie bars. And sprinkles of course, because duh.

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Pretty sure all will love these cookie bars, young or old. How can you resist funfetti cookie bars topped with eggless funfetti cookie dough and more sprinkles? So whether you have kids going back to school (I can’t imagine) or just need something to get you through your adult work week (I know I do) you should definitely make these. Sprinkles just make everything better.

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Between my car being totaled (for stopping for an ambulance and obviously not my fault) and my experiments at work not cooperating (plus a less than desirable experiment on the horizon – I won’t gross you out with the details), I could use some brightness in my life in the form of these sprinkled beauties. Thankfully it’s also Friday and I have my fingers crossed to find a car this weekend!

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Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:

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Air Fryer Almond Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Cherry Almond Scones from The Redhead Baker
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overnight Oats from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Chocolate Oatmeal Surprise from Girl Abroad
Chorizo, Sausage and Caramelized Onion Mini Quiche from My Sweet Zepol
Gluten Free Banana Bread Muffins from Frugal & Fit
Rainbow Sprinkle Pancakes from A Day in the Life on the Farm
S’mores Breakfast Bars from Nik Snacks

Back to School Snacks:
ABC 123 Snack Mix from Big Bear’s Wife
Blueberry Granola Bars from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Granola Trail Mix Snack Packs from Home Sweet Homestead
Lemon Honey Granola from The Mandatory Mooch

Back to School Desserts:
Apple Cake with Vanilla Bean Sauce from Our Good Life
Apple Slice Donuts from For the Love of Food
Funfetti Cookie Dough Bars from The Spiffy Cookie
Funfetti Dirt Cups from Love and Confections
Loaded Chocolate Chunk Bar Cookies from Hardly A Goddess
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
Spiced Honey Hazelnut Cookies from Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Back to School Drinks:
Affogato Caramel Vanilla Milkshake from Family Around the Table

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There’s still time to enter giveaway! Scroll to the bottom of this post for more information about the sponsors of #BacktoSchoolTreats and how to win. Sponsored items used in this recipe: Dixie Crystals sugar, Taylor & Colledge vanilla bean paste, and Sweets & Treats rainbow sprinkles and circus stripe treat cups.

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Two years ago: Reese’s-Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich Cookie Cake

Three years ago: Grilled Chicken with Strawberry-Jalapeno Salsa

Six years ago: Good ‘n’ Nutty Ice Cream Sandwiches

Eight years ago: Feta, Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pine Nut Pizza with Sourdough Crust


Makes 16 bars



1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup Dixie Crystals light brown sugar, lightly packed

1/2 cup Dixie Crystals pure cane sugar

1 egg, room temperature

1 tsp Taylor & Colledge vanilla bean paste

1/2 cup Sweets & Treats rainbow sprinkles


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup Dixie Crystals pure cane sugar

1 Tbsp heavy cream or milk

1 tsp Taylor & Colledge vanilla bean paste

1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour (heat treated*)

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup Sweets & Treats rainbow sprinkles, plus more for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper in the bottom of a 9×9-inch baking pan and grease the sides.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat melted butter and sugars together until creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Mix in egg and extract. Add flour mixture until combined. Fold in sprinkles. Dough will be thick and sticky.
  4. Spread dough out evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is slightly golden and a toothpick inserted in the middles comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for about 15 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. While the cookie bars cools, make the dough. Using a hand mixer, in a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla then mix in flour and salt on low speed until fully incorporated. Fold in sprinkles.
  7. Spread cookie dough evenly over the cooled cookie bars. Top with additional sprinkles and cut into bars.

*Raw eggs are not the only possible source of bacterial contamination, raw flour is also a culprit. Heat treat by heating in microwave to 160 degrees F – about 1 minute stirring every 15 seconds.

Source: Adapted from my Strawberry Black Peppercorn Pistachio Cookie Bars and my Cookie Dough White Chocolate Fondue.

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Steph August 3, 2019 - 10:31 am

I loved my special first day of school pancakes!

spiffycookie August 4, 2019 - 8:01 am

Ooo I would love to know what those are

sarah August 2, 2019 - 11:11 am

oh, sorry about your car! glad you’re okay. these cookie bars sound awesome. i love making granola bars during back to school times. :) they just seem right.

spiffycookie August 2, 2019 - 1:50 pm

They do seem right ;-). Thanks for the condolences. Might be for he best in the long run as it was a 2005 so probably didn’t have too much longer (but it was a Corolla and those things last forever), so silver lining that I get a t least a little money from the person who hit me for it to apply to a new one rather than running it into the ground and coming up with it all on my own. Only problem is I hadn’t started saving anything yet haha.


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