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Funfetti Cookie Dough Truffle Bars

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Funfetti Cookie Dough Bars are easy cake batter flavored cookie dough bars topped with a layer of rich melted chocolate truffle.

overhead of a cookie dough truffle bar set in a bowl full of sprinkles


Today is my Dad’s B I R T H D A Y. He’s turning 40; he wishes. HA sorry Dad. Last year I made a version of an ice cream cake, which is the staple birthday cake in our house. He told me that he wanted to be able to make a smaller version since he is obviously the only one home to eat it. So I sent him some 6” pans to try out. Sure enough, he texted me last night to tell me he was making his annual ice cream cake.

Five fun facts about my dad.

1. He is the reason I know how to snowboard (and ski for that matter), how to fish, how to play soccer, baseball and basketball. Almost of of which he still does himself.

2. He used to fight forest fires, and how he still goes out on duty to work with the public in effected areas.

3. The first time he met my boyfriend (now husband(, he told me he liked him because he drove a Ford and owned a drill.

4. His Christmas/ birthday list always includes mostly practical items like bird seed, socks and printer toner.

side view of two sets of two cookie bars stacked

Since I was away all weekend, I didn’t have time to make him a cake this year. Instead, I made Funfetti Cookie Dough Truffle Bars. It’s kind of like a birthday cake in that it can be sliced, it has chocolate and sprinkles, and I don’t want to share it. That’s right, I want it all to myself.

I have a thing for sprinkles. They just make everything so much more fun. Oh, and cookie dough, I mean you can’t go wrong with cookie dough, right? So the glorious thing about these bars is, it’s just like a cookie dough truffle but without all the work. There is no rolling the dough, or chilling it. There is no dropping the cookie dough balls in a bowl of melted chocolate and making your kitchen a disaster. Just press the dough in a pan, pour the chocolate over top and let it set.

three cookie dough bars stacked

Seriously, there are so many flavor varieties you can do with this. I don’t know about you, but whenever I can save myself some time and mess, I am a happy camper.

three cookie dough bars stacked

Funfetti Cookie Dough Truffle Bars

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars


A cake batter flavored cookie dough bar covered with melted chocolate truffle.


For the Cookie Dough:

  • 1 C Unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 3/4 C Light brown sugar
  • 1 C Granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 C All-purpose flour
  • 1 C Yellow cake mix (dry)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp Butter extract
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 C Mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C Sprinkles

For the Truffle:

  • 12 oz Dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 C Sprinkles


For the Cookie Dough:

  1. Allow butter to come to room temperature.
  2. Combine butter and both sugars in a medium-sized bowl. Mix with a handheld mixer until smooth. All chunks of sugar and butter should be broken up.
  3. Add flour, dry cake mix and salt. Mix just until combined. Mixture will be crumbly.
  4. Add vanilla and butter extract and milk. Mix until dough is soft. Add chocolate chips and sprinkles last.
  5. Line a 9×9” pan with parchment paper, over the top edge. Empty the cookie dough into the pan and gently press dough into the pan with your fingers.

For the Truffle:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips with heavy cream. Microwave on high for 60 seconds. Remove bowl from microwave (careful, it’s hot!). Whisk together until chocolate starts to melt.
  2. Return it to the microwave for another 30 seconds. Remove and whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour melted chocolate over top of cookie dough. Top with additional sprinkles.
  4. Leave on the counter for at least 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to cool then refrigerate until firm.
  5. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before serving. Lift parchment paper out of pan and cut bars into squares.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Chilled
  • Cuisine: American

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28 Responses
  1. Jolena @TheRubyKitchen

    Love this! So many of my favorite things rolled into one. Especially sprinkles. Pinned – thanks for sharing!

  2. Tom

    Hi! I’m in the UK and I’m going to make this recipe, however I don’t know what “yellow cake mix” is, or what the equivalent would be here…. can someone explain? Thanks 🙂

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Hi Tom- do you have boxed cake mixes in the UK? I apologize I am not as familiars with the product offerings. We have boxed cake mixes where all you need to do is add egg, oil and water and boom, you have a cake. This is the type of “cake mix” I am referring to. You can try substituting instant vanilla pudding mix. Do you have that?

  3. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    Lol! You’re dad sounds awesome! I have been known to judge men by whether or not they own a drill, so he and I have that in common 😉

    When I saw these bars on IG the other day, I about freaking fell off my chair! I mean seriously, could they be any more chewy and soft? No! They look perfect! And the chocolate on top…oh Lord help me!

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      HAHA! That is too funny! Don’t tell anyone my boyfriend doesn’t really use his drill, but he has it! LOL

  4. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Funfetti is always the best way to celebrate! It sounds like you had a great time at the Big Traveling Potluck. I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  5. Tanya Schroeder

    Feel free to send these to me when it’s my birthday! Holy cow these are amazing! And easy too! Love your dad’s xmas list! Very funny. I love practical!

  6. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Beautiful bars and definitely befitting a birthday celebration. Happy birthday to your dad! #5 is such a typical dad thing. My dad actually hates getting gifts from me ‘n my sisters. He always yells at us for wasting money.

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Thank you Nancy! I swear he saves his Christmas and birthday lists and just copies and paste them. When he finally go new sheets I was relieved not to see it on the list! HAHA

  7. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    How fun! Your dad sounds a lot like mine!! Ha – these bars sound like a perfect birthday treat!

  8. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    These look great Julianne! Love the pics! The sprinkles are so pretty! And I love number 4 about your dad 🙂

    I want to hear all about the conference!

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