Christmas Cookie Bars (healthy + easy!)

Easy and quick to make, these Christmas Cookie Bars are the perfect festive treat for all the family! Made in one bowl with simple ingredients, these whole wheat baked cookie bars are the holiday treat you need!

Whole Wheat Cookie Bars

Christmas baking just got a little easier with these fun and festive cookie bars!

Decorated with red and green candies ❤️💚, this is a great recipe to make with your kids and the final bars are so delicious!

These bars are super easy to make – all you need is one mixing bowl, a spoon and a baking dish!

Made with whole wheat flour, chocolate chips and chocolate candies, these Christmas cookie bars are a great treat to share with your family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧throughout the holidays.

Reasons to Love these Cookie Bars

  • chewy and delicious
  • toddler, kids and adult- favorite
  • cut to size – small piece for toddler, big piece for you;)
  • made in one bowl
  • fun to make with the kids
  • nut-free
  • can be made gluten-friendly
  • freezer-friendly
Cookie bars sitting on a cutting board getting ready to cut.


Before we get to the full recipe below, here are a few notes about the ingredients that you will need to make this whole wheat Christmas cookie bar recipe:

  • Whole wheat pastry flour: Use pastry flour rather than regular whole wheat flour. It is ground more finely and produces lighter and softer cookie bars. You can also use white whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, unbleached flour or a gluten-free flour blend.
  • Baking soda: So that the bars rise in the oven.
  • Salt: Just a little to help enhance the sweetness.
  • Butter: Use unsalted butter. If you use salted butter, reduce the amount of salt added.
  • Brown sugar: I love using brown sugar for cookies. It helps create that chewy texture and the molasses produce a deeper and rich flavor.
  • Egg: To help bind the ingredients together.
  • Vanilla extract: Use pure rather than imitation if you can.
  • Chocolate chips and candies: I used semi-sweet and white chocolate chips, but you can use any chips you prefer – semi-sweet, milk, dark, white, dairy-free. I also used these dye-free chocolate candies, which we love.

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