Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe

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five gumdrop cookie bars on a holiday plate


If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe

These gumdrop cookie bars are the best “cookie” to make when you have zero time for holiday baking. They are soooo easy to make, and ready – from start to finish – in about an hour.

gumdrop cookie bars on a holiday plate, gumdrops in a cup in the background


Gumdrop Cookie Bar Notes:

• Look for gumdrops in the bulk food section of your grocery store. They are usually less expensive than bagged gumdrops, and they are available all year!

• Avoid using black grumdrops in this recipe.

• After you spray your pan, you can line with parchment paper (to form a +) if you like. You can then life out the baked gumdrop cookie bars to cut instead of cutting inside the pan.

• You will see a slight cracking at the top of these cookie bars when they are baked, but the inside will still be moist.

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe. If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.


Gumdrop Cookie Bar Ingredients:

• 1 cup Flour
• ¼ tsp Salt
• ½ cup Gumdrops, chopped
• ½ cup Almonds, chopped
• 2 Eggs
• 1 cup Sugar
• 1½ tsp Vanilla Extract

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Mise en Place:

Stand Mixer (bowls, beater, etc)
• Sifter
9″x9″ Baking Pan
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula
• Spoon
• Wire Rack

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe. If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.


Gumdrop Cookie Bar Directions:

• Grease a 9″x9″x2″ baking pan. Set aside.
• Preheat oven to 325°.
• Sift together 1 cup flour and ¼ teaspoon of salt.
• Fold the ½ cup of chopped gumdrops and ½ cup chopped almonds into the flour mixture, set aside.

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe. If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.


• Using a stand mixer, in a mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs until foamy.

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe. If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.


• Add 1 cup of sugar and 1½ teaspoon of vanilla extract to the eggs; mix well.

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe. If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.


• Remove bowl from mixer, and add the flour mixture to egg mixture, blending together by hand.

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe. If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.


• Spoon batter into your greased baking pan, spreading evenly.

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe. If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.


• Bake in a preheated 325° oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
• Note: you may see a slight cracking at the top, but the inside will still be moist when baked.

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe. If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.


• Remove from oven and allow cookie bars to cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan, on a wire rack.
• Cut the gumdrop cookies into squares inside your pan while still warm.

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe. If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.


• Allow gumdrop cookies to cool completely in the pan before removing.

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe. If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.


Yield: 16

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe

Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe. If you do not have a lot of time this holiday season (and who does?) this simple cookie bar is the perfect holiday treat to make for holiday gathering, lunchboxes, school treats, or to bring into the office. Festive, fun, and a snap to make, these Gumdrop Cookie Bars are great for children and adults alike.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Flour
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Gumdrops, chopped
  • ½ cup Almonds, chopped
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1½ tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9″x9″x2″ baking pan. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°.
  3. Sift together 1 cup flour and ¼ teaspoon of salt.
  4. Fold the ½ cup of chopped gumdrops and ½ cup chopped almonds into the flour mixture, set aside.
  5. Using a stand mixer, in a mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs until foamy.
  6. Add 1 cup of sugar and 1½ teaspoon of vanilla extract to the eggs; mix well.
  7. Remove bowl from mixer, and add the flour mixture to egg mixture, blending together by hand.
  8. Spoon batter into your greased baking pan, spreading evenly.
  9. Bake in a preheated 325° oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  10. Note: you may see a slight cracking at the top, but the inside will still be moist when baked.
  11. Remove from oven and allow cookie bars to cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan, on a wire rack.
  12. Cut the gumdrop cookies into squares inside your pan while still warm.
  13. Allow gumdrop cookies to cool completely in the pan before removing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 67mg Carbohydrates: 25g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 16g Protein: 2g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

Looking for more great cookie bar recipes? Try one of these:

Chocolate Cashew Bars – A delicious, satisfying, chocolate cashew bar that holds up for days after you make them. These taste like chocolate bars, and are amazingly good! Cut them thick or thin, they are a great lunch-box, or anytime, snack.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe – If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after-dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!

Dutch Almond Bars Recipe– Sweet and creamy butter, plus tasty almond goodness make for a rich and delicious cookie bar recipe. These slightly crunchy bars keep for days!


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