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Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars

posted by Julie Evink on March 26, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars ~ Soft, Chewy Sugar Cookie Bars topped with Green Coconut “Grass” and Candy Easter Eggs!

Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars ~ Soft, Chewy Sugar Cookie Bars topped with Green Coconut "Grass" and Candy Easter Eggs!

Sometimes I think Mother Nature is bi-polar. Seriously. At least in Minnesota she is. Last week we had amazing weather like 40-50 degrees and not wear your jacket type of weather. The snow was almost melted and it was drying up so you didn’t get stuck in the mud when you walked outside.

My little brother-in-law was over last week and I was raving about the weather and he promptly looked at me and said, “Julie next we will probably get 18 inches of snow!”

I almost cried knowing it was true. He had a point. It was early March and we live in Minnesota. Let’s get real. Spring does not happen that early 99.9% of the time.

Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars ~ Soft, Chewy Sugar Cookie Bars topped with Green Coconut “Grass” and Candy Easter Eggs!

This said little brother-in-law was running on the treadmill at the gym and I was by him on the elliptical bright and early Monday morning of this week. He’s jamming out to his tunes and I’m reading my book. All of a sudden I hear, “JULIE!” and look to see him wildly pointing at the TV screen.

There was a blizzard coming. Well not quite a blizzard but a town by us was forecasted to get 13.1 inches of snow. If that storm moved about 30 miles south it would be us. I promptly wanted to crawl back in bed and cry or hibernate until June. It wasn’t quite the 18 inches he had predicted but it was close enough!

Instead I’ll just bake fun, happy, springy treats ok? I started with this Springtime Swirl Cake and now I’m moving onto these delectable Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars!

Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars ~ Soft, Chewy Sugar Cookie Bars topped with Green Coconut “Grass” and Candy Easter Eggs!

Wonky Wonderful inspired these treats with her Easter Breakfast Donuts because they were simply to cute I had to try out an egg hunt treat of my own! I knew these soft, chewy sugar cookie bars were the key to my dreams. Sure I could have made sugar cookies with them but I don’t have time for that business!

If you are looking for a spring time treat these are perfect!

Now let’s all say a silent prayer my snow leaves and I can wear a cute dress and sandals on Easter Sunday!

Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 20 Bars

Serving Size: 1 Bar

Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars

Ingredients

    Bars
  • 1 1/2 C. Sugar
  • 1 C Butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 t. almond extract
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 c. Flour
  • Frosting
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T Milk
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • Green food coloring
  • Topping
  • 2 c. shredded coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • Reese's Candy Eggs

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar and egg until nice and frothy. This will take about 4 min.Add vanilla and almond extract. Beat about 1 min.
  2. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat about 2 min. It will be light and fluffy.
  3. Press dough into greased 10 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in. jelly roll pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Cool completely.
  5. For the frosting combine butter and cream cheese. Beat about 2 min until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Mix 1-2 min until smooth. Smooth over bars.
  6. In a bowl mix together the coconut and green food coloring. Sprinkle over bars. Top with candy eggs
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    Comments

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake


    These are absolutely adorable! I love the coconut grass!

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness


    How adorable are these!! SO perfect for easter. You can never go wrong with a sugar cookie bar..especially when you mega cute-ify it! Pinned!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)


    Those bars look so gorgeous and fun!!! I’m in love!

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting


    What a fun idea!

  • Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!


    Every year I am hoping that MN will somehow miraculously have an early Spring… still waiting on that one. Meanwhile, I am imagining warmer weather while snacking on bars like these ones. They are beyond adorable – so springy and perfect for Easter, of course. Yummy!

    • Julie Evink


      Haha oh this is SOOOO true. Someday our wish has to come true right?!

  • Trish - Mom On Timeout


    These are some seriously fun bars for Easter Julie! I love them! Pinned!

  • Tanya Schroeder


    Julies, these pictures are especially beautiful! I love the egg hunt treats! I would happily skip the real basket this year and just serve these sugar cookie bars!

    • Julie Evink


      Thanks Tanya! I’ll be with ya on skipping the basket and eating these!

  • Tonia


    So fun! They are perfect for Easter!

  • Zainab @ Blahnik Baker


    I am resolving to baking happy Spring themes too because it’s still frigid 30 degree here! These bars definitely scream spring and make me happy :)

  • Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom


    These are so cute, Julie! I LOVE sugar cookie bars, yum!

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