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Chocolatey, gooey, delicious cookie bars with pink, red and white chocolates for Valentines! Heavenly Valentines cookie bars!

Valentines cookie bars

So, I couldn’t resist. Like, honestly, I couldn’t resist this one. I know I have posted ~quite~ a few Cookie Bar recipes now, but like, when I found these cute little White, Pink and Red heart shaped chocolate sweets in Tiger (flying tiger) I just couldn’t RESIST making Valentines Cookies.

Cookie bars

But, as I am me, I wanted Cookie Bars… so they happened. It is basically the same recipe as my S’mores Cookie Bars, and my Mini Egg Cookie Bars, but does that matter? Naaaahhh. Well, to some it might, but to me it doesn’t. Who doesn’t want more Cookie Bars?!

But anyway, as its Valentines Day soon, I thought I would share another corker. This however, does serve 16 technically… unless you just fancy sharing half each (which you might, no judgement here), you might have a few spare.I just prefer the texture of the cookie bar when its made with these quantities, I feel like it changes a tad when you alter the recipe.


I really do think the whisking of the melted butter and sugars are quite a key to this recipe. I use my Kitchenaid with the whisk attachment for this bit, and it really does break down the sugars and help them dissolve. I then switch to my paddle attachment when adding in the dry ingredients and it forms a lovely super thick dough which you can push around with your hands.


Sometimes because its so thick, it can be hard to push in the chocolatey additions to the cookie dough, but to be honest squishing it all together with your hands is the best. Smush it all in there and make sure the chocolates are even, and then you’ll have some of the best cookie bars you will have ever eaten.

I did make my life easier by using the coloured chocolate sweets I found from tiger, but if you really don’t have to go through a few packets of M&M’s or Smarties to find the pinks and reds, you could try adding in some freeze dried raspberries or strawberries, or even some fresh raspberries! I just really am a fan of chocolate overload. Which you might have noticed already if you have been reading my blog for a while. I hope you love this recipe! X

Valentines Cookie Bars!

Chocolatey, gooey, delicious cookie bars with pink, red and white chocolates for Valentines! Heavenly Valentines cookie bars!
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Category: Dessert
Type: Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 Cookie Bars
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 275 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 115 g unsalted butter
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 g chocolate chunks
  • 250 g red/white/pink chocolates (M&Ms/Smarties etc)


  • Preheat your oven to 190C/170C Fan and line a 9x9" square tin with parchment paper. 
  • In a bowl, whisk together your plain flour, bicarbonate, salt, and cornflour. Leave to the side for now. 
  • In a different bowl, melt the butter. Add in the two sugars, and whisk together the mixture for two minutes until the sugar starts to dissolve, and the mixture is smooth. 
  • Add in the egg, and the vanilla, and briefly whisk again until smooth.
  • Add in mixed dry Ingredients and beat until a thick cookie dough is formed. Once in, add in the chocolate chunks, and the coloured chocolates and make sure its all mixed together evenly. 
  • Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the tin, and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. The top of the cookie dough will look dry and baked, and the mixture shouldn't wobble when baked. 
  • Let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes, and then let it cool fully out of the tin on a wire rack. Cut into squares and enjoy!


  • I recommend this tin!
  • I found my pink/white/red chocolate sweets in Tiger (Flying Tiger) randomly, but they're heart shaped and perfect! M&Ms or Smarties, or anything similar would also work! Aim for red/pink colours.
  • These treats will last in an airtight container at room temperature for 4 days.
  • I used milk and dark chocolate chunks to make these extra chocolate as you can see in the images, but you can use all the coloured ones if you want!
  • Microwave each piece for 30 seconds, and add a dollop of ice cream for an indulgent dessert!
  • If you want to make these smaller for 'just two' you can easily half the recipe and use one small egg. Use one of those foil trays you can buy in a supermarket to bake it in!

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  1. elmaZ on January 1, 2024 at 2:08 pm

    Hello, Jane! I bought your book and loved it. I made the cookie bars with the recipe in it, but I was wondering if the large amount of chocolate was necessary? Of course there’s got to be some chocolate, but I didn’t have enough and I think it still turned out fine and tasted amazing! I just wanted to ask this in case I would ever make this delightful recipe again! 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 17, 2024 at 2:39 pm

      You can always less if you prefer, I don’t think it’s too much chocolate at all!

  2. Chrissy on February 7, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Any idea where I can get the hearts from? I would love to make these for the Weekend

  3. rhiann bausor on February 4, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Hi Jane I made this recipe and they turned out great but I was just wondering if I can freeze these once they are cooked or freeze the mixture? Could I also make these into single cookies?


    • Jane's Patisserie on February 4, 2021 at 6:31 pm

      You can freeze either raw or baked – both work! And you can do, but they can spread a bit! x

  4. Becky on January 10, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Hi, could I make this in a 12” x 9” tin?

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 10, 2021 at 6:42 pm

      Not really – they would be too thin. You should use about 1.5x the recipe for that size tin x

    • Becky on January 16, 2021 at 11:11 am

      So I made these in the tin above. Baked for 35 minutes and they were on the edge of starting to burn on top but once cooled and I was chopping up they were incredibly soft/raw mix in the middle. Would you suggest turning the temp down and baking lower and slower? x

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 16, 2021 at 5:42 pm

      There is no way they should take that long so something will have been wrong with the ingredients or oven I’m afraid. x

  5. Caroline on August 3, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Jane
    I want to make some cookie bars but was wondering if it was possible to just use chocolate chips or chunks in all the cookie bar recipes. Is this possible. ?

  6. Emma on February 13, 2019 at 11:36 am

    5 stars
    Made these today ready for Valentine’s Day tomorrow and I’m super happy with the results! II didn’t add 250g of pink/red chocolate as I couldn’t find any so had to buy some bags of M&M’s and just pick the red ones out, this is just because I’m trying to use things up that I already have. So I made the cookie dough with the chunks in and then just pressed the red M&M’s into the top of it once it was in the baking tray. It has still turned out just as good as I expected and I’m sure my boyfriend will enjoy them.

    • Serena Nutting on February 8, 2024 at 4:47 pm

      I have just made these but the dough wasn’t hard at all

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