When I tell you these are the perfect holiday cookie bars, just take my word for it. These Holiday Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Bars are soft, chocolatey and just downright delicious. I can guarantee, there will never be a crumb left anytime you make this recipe. 

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Ah, December. The ultimate month where cookies get their well-deserved moment in the spotlight. I’m forever on the hunt for the perfect Christmas cookie, and I think I’ve finally found my match. These cookie bars are not only incredibly delicious, but super easy to make as well. 


Since she was a toddler, Gemma has shown a love for all things baking. Though we’d let her help out here and there, it wasn’t until recently that she’s really wanted to get involved in whatever I’m making. So when I whipped out the ingredients for this recipe, you know she was all in. If you’re lucky enough to not lose half of the ingredients in the process, involving your little ones in the making of these sweet treats makes it even sweeter. 


The sprinkles in this recipe are really what make this dessert truly special. Not only do they add the most beautiful pop of color, but the slight crunch it adds to the cookie cause for it to standout from the rest. If you’ve been following Weelicious for a while, then you know I’m all about dye-free anything. I used my favorite dye-free sprinkle brand to really bring this recipe to the next level, which I linked above as well! 


If you’re looking for more holiday cookie recipes, these Chocolate Orange SnapsEggnog Sugar Cookies, or Peppermint Brookies are sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit. Perfect for any holiday cookie jamboree or just to make at home with your family. 


What are your favorite holiday cookie recipes? I have no doubt that this one will soon be added to that list!


Holiday Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Bars

These Holiday Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Bars are soft, chocolatey and just downright delicious. I can guarantee, there will never be a crumb left anytime you make this recipe. 
4.55 from 11 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper leaving  over hang for ease in removing the bars.
  • In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking soda and salt. 
  • In a standing mixer or in a separate large bowl beat the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla for 3-5 minutes or until creamy and light in color. 
  • Add the flour into the butter mixture and beat for 1 minute or until all of the ingredients come together. 
  • Fold or beat in 1 1/4 cup of the chocolate candies and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • Place in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with the remaining chocolate candies, chocolate chips and holiday sprinkles. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the top just starts to turn golden.
  • Allow the bars to cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting into squares. 


Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Vitamin C: 0.001mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. 5 stars
    I have baked these cookie bars for work events, baby showers, birthdays, and church gatherings and truly not a crumb is left every time. I love changing up the chocolate candies and sprinkles to match the holiday/event; this makes it even more fun and a feast for the eyes too! They have the most delicious flavor and perfect soft crumb plus a delightful crunch from the sprinkles. Thank you for this *Gem*ma of a recipe!!

    1. I’m SO happy to hear this!! Thanks for the kind comment. Great idea switching up the candies and sprinkles to match the event!

  2. These were yummy! Not too overly sweet! After 30 minutes in the oven though they were still seriously gooey! So I turned the oven off and let them sit in with foil covered for another 15 minutes and they were done. A delicious treat for our snow day!

4.55 from 11 votes (9 ratings without comment)

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