Strawberry Vanilla Cookie Bars

Yesterday, I told you how we always have a swim party at the end of Summer for my husband’s family and of course, food! I don’t know if you’re like me but when I’m trying to make something new and I’m taking it to share with others, I never know if it’s going to turn out like I want it to. So, that usually means I’m going to make two things, just to have a backup plan. I was lucky, both desserts turned out amazing! The cherry pie bars and strawberry vanilla cookie bars, but out of both of the desserts this one was gone first!

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This recipe has so many factors to start a dance party in your mouth, it will make you happy the rest of the day!

strawberry vanilla cookie bars

Strawberry Vanilla Cookie Bars
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COOKIE BARS
  1. 1 yellow cake mix
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
CRUMBLE
  1. 1 small package strawberry gelatin mix, dry
  2. 1 small package cream cheese instant pudding mix, dry
  3. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  4. 1 cup flour, divided
FROSTING
  1. 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  2. 1 cup powdered sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 1 8 ounce tub Cool whip, thawed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 9 x 9 cake pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil until combined. Press dough evenly into prepared pan using a spatula. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Let cool completely before adding frosting.
  3. CRUMBLE: In a bowl, combine the strawberry gelatin mix, 4 Tablespoons butter, and 1/2 cup flour. Using a fork to mix ingredients together until the crumble forms. In another bowl, combine the cream cheese pudding mix, 4 Tablespoons butter, and 1/2 cup flour. Using a fork to mix ingredients together until crumble forms.
  4. Spread both the strawberry and vanilla crumble onto a lined cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Check crumble about half through the cooking process and stirring so that the crumble doesn't burn. Place pan in the freezer to cool down the crumble quickly.
  5. FROSTING: In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and Cool whip blending on high until frosting is light and fluffy.
  6. Frost the top of the cooled bars and then sprinkle generously with the crumble on top.
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11 thoughts on “Strawberry Vanilla Cookie Bars”

  1. Yum, I love strawberry cake, so I am sure I’d love your strawberry vanilla cookie bars. Thank you for linking up your recipe at this week’s #HomeMattersParty

  2. Your Strawberry Vanilla Cookie Bars will be a very special treat! Your recipe looks awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Looks delicious!
    Pinned and tweeted!
    Thanks for joining us for the Merry Monday link party!
    We hope to see you next week!
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com

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