Easy Sugar Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache
Sugar Cookie Bars are a simple but decadent dessert topped with a rich chocolate ganache. A wonderful sweet treat for a crowd! We’ve also included a short recipe video so you can see just how easy it is to make this yummy treat.
Sugar Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache for any Occasion!
While I have decorated these scrumptious treats with more of a Valentine’s theme, these tasty treats can be for any occasion. You don’t have to put any sprinkles on them or use ones of different colours and shapes.
What toppings can you put on the sugar cookie bars?
As mentioned you don’t have to put anything on top of the chocolate ganache if you don’t want to as it’s tasty all on its own. The crumbly goodness of the sugar cookies pairs nicely with the chocolate ganache. However if you’d like to try out a few toppings here are some of my favourites:
- Sliced or crushed almonds
- Toasted coconut
- Caramel drizzle
- Differet coloured and shaped sprinkles for different occasions – think red and green for Christmas, just green for St. Patrick’s day, yellow for Easter and you get the idea.
- Use your tastebuds and imagination for ideas
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Let’s get to our quick video so you can see for yourself how super easy it is to make these sugar cookie bars with chocolate ganache. You might want to make a double batch though as these lasted less than 48 hours at my house.
Now doesn’t that look super easy to make these delicious bars? These are fantastic to bring to any party or gathering and oh so easy to make but yet tasty and they present well. So let’s get to the full recipe shall we?
Sugar Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache
Sugar Cookie Bars are a simple but decadent dessert topped with a rich chocolate ganache. A wonderful sweet treat for a crowd!
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 stick butter, softened
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 ½ cup chocolate chips
- ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- Sprinkles (optional) – see notes
- Beat together sugars and butter until fluffy, then milk and egg.
- Beat in flour, baking powder, and salt, half at a time until mixed. Your batter will be thick!
- Line a square 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan with parchment and spray with nonstick, then spread batter into it. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and cool completely.
- Make ganache by adding chocolate chips to hot heavy cream (I heat in the microwave for 1 minute). Let sit 5 minutes, then whisk until thick and smooth. Spread out over your cookie bars, and add sprinkles.
- Let ganache set, cut into squares, and serve.
Sprinkles are not required but they do add fun color and shapes. Select based on the occasion your baking for from baby showers to Easter and more. I also love toasted almonds and/or toasted coconut on top of these bars.
The total time does NOT include cooling time of the cookie bars and chocolate ganache which is about one hour between the two.
Serving Size:1 large bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 6g
Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.
Can you use any kind of chocolate for the ganache?
Yes you can, personally I usually like a semi-sweet or dark chocolate but my daughter loves milk chocolate so we switch it up. I also had someone suggest using both dark and milk chocolate to make a swirled ganache.
I say go for it, as long as it’s a good quality chocolate it’s all good and tasty and it should be what you like the best! So what kind of chocolate would you choose? Can you even imagine a white chocolate ganache, oh think of the possibilities?
Can you freeze sugar cookie bars?
Yes, you sure can, they freeze beautifully, just make sure it’s an airtight container or do what I do and use a vacuum seal bag on gentle mode. You don’t want to squish these just make sure they’re completely cooled before freezing them.What would you top this sweet treat with chocolate ganache with or would you leave them without anything on the chocolate? Decisions, decisions.
Make sure to PIN this tasty recipe so you have it on hand for when you need it. It’s just so easy to make and so tempting to make them all of the time. If you try this recipe let us know how you liked it, would love to hear from you.
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34 thoughts on “Sugar Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache”
These look delicious! They seem like they would be easy to make too!
These sound amazing! It’s not Valentine’s Day, but I need to make these as a quarantine treat!
These look delicious. I think we’ll try and make them while we’re stuck at home!
My daughters love to bake with me, and I think this is a recipe they would love to make. We have baked a lot of cookie, but we’ve never made a cookie bar. The chocolate ganache looks amazing. I also love the pink sprinkles you found.
Who doesn’t love easy especially when told need to bring something the night before a school event. LOL
And, oh my ganache.
This was a great recipe to try
This looks easy to make for Sunday lunches at church.
These look like such a sweet treat. Love the chocolate ganache as it makes it more special.
Those look delicious. I might try them this weekend.
These Sugar Cookie bars look delicious. They sound easy to make I will be giving them a try.
These look just like they are perfect for a tea. I have printed up the recipe and will be using it at a knitting gathering.
I had not heard of these bars before. I will definitely be making them for my family. We love sugar cookies and these look super delicious.
We made ganache last night
These look easy enough and my son should like these . Will have to make tomorrow. Thanks
These Sugar Cookie bars look s easy and delicious. They would be great at a party!
Looks so delicious I would love to try this at home
Can’t wait to try this twist on a sugar cookie recipe! The barsn with chocolate look amazing
These bars look melt in your mouth tasty.
I haven’t tried the recipe, but I’m thinking the honey almond slices from Trader Joe’s would make a delicious topping.
These look delicious. I like the Valentine sprinkles!
I had to pin this recipe so I can have my kids try making it for everyone for Valentines day so cute and love the pink candies on top . It just sounds so good.
These look delicious and I am always looking for new cookie recipes.
I know just who I need to make these for!
These look delicious! I would love to make these this weekend.
One of my favorite toppings to put on a cookie!
Loving the cookies they look good and tasty
These look amazing and thanks for the share.
These look amazing! Totally want to try them out with the kids this weekend!
These sound really good and are so cute. I think I may make a batch for Valentines Day I am thinking maybe using a couple of different chips and making a chocolate swirl!
ohhh sounds like a fun and tasty idea!
I love Sugar cookies, so I know I will love these bars!
Have you made these using dark chocolate chips? My wife is a huge dark chocolate lover and I was wondering if it would work.
Yes it absolutely would work with dark chocolate chips 🙂
This one seems like an easy and simple recipe to make. It would be a great recipe for Valentine’s Day.