Easy Peasy Halloween Cookie Bars

I have a tried a true cookie bar recipe that I basically go to every holiday & jazz it up a little to coordinate with celebration at hand. It’s my favorite cookie bar recipe ever!

Why is it my favorite cookie bar recipe? Here’s why…

  • It’s easy. Like super easy. And quick.
  • It’s simple to get creative with it – for any occasion.
  • Most importantly – it tastes good!!

So far on the blog – I’ve shared a patriotic version, a Valentine’s version, & a Christmas version. What does that leave out? Well, Halloween, of course! And also Easter but it’s the end of September currently so we’ll have to work on that one a little bit later. 😉

I hope you try this cookie bar recipe – I think it will become your go-to as well.

Easy Peasy Halloween Cookie Bars


  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter 1 cup, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag of milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips about 12 ounces (or even more if you’re feeling adventurous!)
  • halloween sprinkles
  • orange food coloring


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter & brown sugar. Mix in 1 egg. Add in the flour, salt, & vanilla extract; mix until just combined. Add in enough orange food coloring to reach your desired color.
  • Spread your cookie dough on a large baking sheet until the thickness reaches ¼-1/2 of an inch.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges of your dough begin to brown slightly.
  • Remove from the oven, & dump your chocolate chips on top. Place it back into the oven for 60-90 seconds to melt the chocolate chips slightly Be careful to not leave it in there for too long as you don’t want your chocolate to seize up. Using a spatula, spread the melty white chocolate all over your cookie until covered.
  • Sprinkle on your sprinkles. Let the cookie cool for a few minutes so that the chocolate sets. Using a knife or a pizza cutter, slice the cookie into cookie squares.